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Drop algebra requirement for non-STEM majors, California community colleges chief says Los Angeles Times The chancellor of the California Community Colleges system says intermediate algebra should no longer be required to earn an associate degree…


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Revving economic engines at community colleges Philanthropy Karen Buchwald Wright has made a loud impact on her local economy — through a combination of jobs created at her company and philanthropic investments in the education…


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Competition helps college students find a place in science Science Magazine Last month, a team from Del Mar College in Texas won first place in the Community College Innovation Challenge for their project, which uses…


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Back to the starting line on regulating for-profit colleges
 NPR The American Association of Community Colleges argues that the cost of compliance with gainful employment has been burdensome for many public two-year institutions. Community colleges…


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Grant program boosts workforce training at Virginia community colleges WRIC In the last year, Virginia community colleges provided workforce training to 4,268 people who secured credentials, certifications and licenses. Community colleges plan to fill workforce…


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Support grows for major shift in Pell Inside Higher Ed Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding. Foxconn forces Wisconsin to confront…


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Earning a 2-year degree while serving a 6-year sentence NPR Because of a pilot program introduced by the Obama administration in 2015, inmates across the country have access to federal Pell grants to take college…




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San Jacinto College developing bachelor’s degree programs Houston Business Journal The Texas college began developing bachelor of science in nursing and a bachelor of applied technology in industrial management programs in preparations for hearings on…