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Dissecting data on degree earners

The number of students earning their first undergraduate degree — both associate and bachelor’s degrees — in 2015-16 declined by 1.4 percent from the previous year, according to a new report from the National Student…



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Community colleges: Is drug testing part of job training? Andalusia Star-News Acting Alabama Community College President Jimmy Baker said at a hearing that the community college system is exploring drug testing for students who are…


DeVos moves closer to confirmation

Betsy DeVos moved closer toward confirmation as education secretary Friday after clearing a major hurdle in the Senate, even as Democrats and labor unions fervently sought another Republican vote against her. Tensions flew on the…


Teaching without textbooks

Elizabeth Johnston teaches English at New York’s Monroe Community College (MCC); Tori Matthews teaches biology. While the courses they teach are very different, Johnston and Matthews are passionate about the same subject: textbook cost. College…


Funding roundup

Colorado Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) and the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges (FCCC) were awarded $250,000 by the GE Johnson Construction Company Community Foundation to help create a pipeline of workers for the local construction industry. “This…


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Ky. college gets $15M from state for manufacturing center WDRB Jefferson Community & Technical College will get $15.2 million in state funding to cover about half the cost of a planned downtown instructional building for…



Immigration advocates win, lose in Va.

Virginia colleges won’t be forced to give federal authorities sensitive details about students who may be undocumented immigrants, after a legislative subcommittee killed a bill opposed by immigration advocates. However, another panel killed legislation that…