Commentary: What community colleges do that universities don’t
Beyond creating clear academic pathways for students, setting learning goals and measuring progress, increasing access and support for minority and low-income students, and building a culture where student success is everyone’s business, there’s another crucial thing that defines the best community colleges: They partner with businesses to make sure that what students learn has value on the job.
New leader of Washington state community college system plans to push for more money
The new executive director of the state community college system wants more money to expand a new program that gives students a specific road map to a career.
MATC Promise program offering scholarships, support to 400 new students
Madison Area Technical College officials expect about 400 incoming freshmen will take part in the Scholars of Promise initiative, which gives those who meet academic and income criteria scholarships to cover the difference between the cost of tuition and what financial aid and the student’s family can provide.
The effort to remake remedial courses at community colleges
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Many of the 2.5 million community college students in California are not headed down a road to success. But officials are working on strategies to change that.