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Community college helps first-generation students Spectrum News 1 El Camino College in California provides extra supports to help first-generation students, a population that makes up about half of its student body. Commentary: Invest in Illinois…


Reporter’s notebook

Gainful employment reminder The U.S. Education Department is reminding colleges and universities that they have until July 1 to update their websites to include certain information pertaining to federal gainful employment regulations. The department this…


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New Oklahoma budget backs concurrent enrollment program Oklahoman.com More than $13 million is being designated to fund concurrent enrollment to help state colleges pay for high school seniors to take college classes, an increase of…


A new deal

The skill set asked of today’s top educators is demanding, with higher education boards of trustees targeting versatile leaders able to raise funds, speak to the media and serve as an institution’s academic authority, all…


Newsmakers

New CEOs Beatriz Joseph will serve as the next president of Mountain View College (Texas), as of July 1. She is currently vice president of college services at Palo Alto College in Texas. Joseph previously…



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To boost low-wage workers, an influential funder turns to community colleges Inside Philanthropy While colleges and universities raised a staggering $43.6 billion in 2017, only 1.5 percent of charitable gift dollars raised by educational institutions…


Funding roundup

Northwest Florida State College received not only unanimous approval from the Triumph Gulf Coast Board for the $5.7 million Walton Works Training Center of Excellence project but also a commitment of $2.8 million. The Walton…