California community colleges try to boost graduation rates
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At Mt. San Antonio College near Los Angeles, professors and counselors spent a recent morning holed up in a windowless conference room, armed with copies of the course catalog and pads of yellow and blue Post-its. Their job was to map out, semester by semester, all of the classes a student in a given major would need to get to an associate degree in two years.
Baltimore’s ‘early college’ high school lets students earn an associate degree
Under the P-Tech program, school systems form partnerships with community colleges and local businesses. Students spend six years in a combined high school and college program working toward an associate degree while also developing skills for specific careers.
The case for community college
Low-income students outnumber middle- and high-income students at community colleges by two to one, and a recent study estimated that as many as 14 percent may be homeless.
Construction program students build pavilion on Michigan community college campus
Students in the Montcalm Area Career Center’s Construction Trades program are building their futures through a project in partnership with Montcalm Community College.