The student loan debt crisis is about to get worse
Borrowers with smaller amounts of debt — those most at risk of default — should take advantage of income-based repayment plans, if they can, says Judith Scott-Clayton, a Columbia University associate professor of economics and education.

CCBC Pathways program helps combat dismal graduation rates for community colleges
WBAL Baltimore (with video)
The Community College of Baltimore County already does what a national report is suggesting: that schools turn to a more structured advising program, commonly called a pathway model.

North Carolina college president works to close skills gap
myfox8.com (with video)
In just a little more than five years, Alamance Community College President Algie Gatewood has turned around one of the Piedmont Triad’s big job generators.

Should JUCO football be saved? Can Maricopa colleges keep faculty happy? Here’s what the candidates say
Tense relations with faculty and a decision to end junior college football are expected to be key issues in this year’s election for the Maricopa County Community College District governing board.

Community college teaming up to improve student success
In Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College received a $2.1 million federal grant to help four school districts increase the number students who are prepared to enter and succeed in a postsecondary program.

Q&A: Phi Theta Kappa’s president on the value of transfer students
Many transfer students start out at community colleges, and one of the most vital organizations for that population is Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year colleges and academic programs.

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