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Education Next

Kelly Field

22 September 2020

United States

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Dual credit classes were a response to the increasing costs of attending college and university and to make postsecondary education more accessible to low-income students. Although, low-income and minority students ...

Inside Higher Ed

Madeline St. Amour

10 September 2020

Norwalk, California, United States

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Community college administrations across the U.S. are helping students continue their education during the pandemic by helping them address basic needs. Cerritos College in Nowalk, California has given away 300 free l...

New Haven Independent

Maya McFadden

10 September 2020

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Gateway Community College, in New Haven Connecticut, is adapting a class that's pretty difficult to take online—automotive repair. Although 90 to 92% of the college's classes continue remotely, the automotive repair c...

CALmatters

Mikhail Zinshteyn

7 May 2020

California, United States

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During COVID-19, community college foundations in California are stepping up to support their undocumented students who haven't benefited from stimulus payments under the CARES Act, providing direct payments as well a...

Manchester Ink Link

Sheryl Rich-Kern

26 April 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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When schools had to shut down in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, community colleges across New Hampshire found ways to accommodate and aid their students through the pandemic. Lakes Region Community Co...

Glendale News-Press

Vera Castaneda

9 April 2020

Glendale, California, United States

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California’s Glendale Community College normally operates a food pantry, called Food for Thought Pantry, for its students. Forced to close to slow the spread of COVID-19, it partnered with the Los Angeles Food Bank an...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

7 April 2020

United States

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When the pandemic disrupted in-person classes and campus operations, questions arose regarding grades and some students at different colleges proposed the option of receiving pass/fail credit in lieu of letter grades—...

LAist

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

3 April 2020

Santa Monica, California, United States

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In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, California community college, Santa Monica College, organized a pop-up, drive-thru food giveaway for its students. The resources were funded with help from the Santa Monica Colleg...

Los Angeles Times

Nina Agrawal

27 December 2019

United States

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In the United States, community colleges are increasingly offering child care opportunities for student parents.

The Colorado Independent

Rachel Lorenz

22 October 2019

Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States

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Colorado Mountain College has figured out a way to help its undocumented students, who are usually unable to qualify for scholarships, pursue an education by helping them pay through income sharing agreements. The agr...

The New York Times

Laura Pappano

10 October 2019

United States

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Four-year colleges are increasingly tapping into community college populations to recruit driven and diverse students. This process also helps students who ultimately transfer to four-year institutions significantly c...

EdSource

Ashley A. Smith

12 September 2019

California, United States

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Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiat...

The Outlook

Teresa Carson

6 September 2019

Oregon, United States

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A dual enrollment program for people who did not complete high school will offer a path to a high school diploma and college credits at the same time. The new Oregon chapter of Achieving the Dream Gateway to College j...

Education Dive

Kelly Field

4 September 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Amazon has developed a cloud computing certificate. It is one of a growing number of technology companies partnering with community colleges and increasingly four year colleges to offer vendor-specific curriculum. But...

Education Dive

Wayne D'Orio

3 September 2019

California, United States

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With $100 million in funds from California's state legislature, a group is launching an online community college targeted at adult learners. The college is unique for its focus on skill-based learning in lieu of tradi...

KQED

Vanessa Rancaño

28 June 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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In San Mateo's juvenile detention centers, Project Change encourages youth who have completed high school coursework to enroll in community college classes taught on the campus. Inspired by the promise of programs lik...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

30 May 2019

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

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Bucking the stereotypes of strained town-gown relations and the removed university, the Mississippi Communiversity is bringing together a community college, research university, local high schools, state and local gov...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

22 May 2019

Pacific, Missouri, United States

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At the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, 10 individuals graduated from college with Associate Degrees as part of the Washington University Prison Education Project. Each student is required to have a high school d...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

16 May 2019

New York, United States

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Politicians and education advocates are increasingly using terms like "free college" and "college promise." As the model gains traction as a solution to the nation's overwhelming student debt, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo e...

WALA-TV

Tyler Fingert

13 May 2019

Mobile, Alabama, United States

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Bishop State Community College’s truck driver training program is working proactively to prevent semi-truck crashes. The Mobile, Alabama college doesn’t prepare them to be truck drivers, but rather equips them with th...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

21 April 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Math requirements are a common barrier preventing students from successfully graduating from community college in Washington state. Schools are offering a new way for non-STEM majors to earn the credit; Statway teache...

Spectrum News 1 SoCal

Lydia Pantazes

19 April 2019

Valley Glen, California, United States

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Unique among community colleges in California, Los Angeles Valley College provides childcare and other services for parents working towards their degrees while also raising a child.

The New York Times

Kerry Hannon

22 February 2019

United States

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Community colleges, equipped with retrofitted trailers, are offering on-site training to mid- to late-career professionals, providing them with a convenient chance to keep their skills up-to-date in the face of rapidl...

Politico

Benjamin Wermund

16 January 2019

Lynchburg, Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, a current program for free community college for all residents is overwhelmingly popular; the program has been framed as a necessary tool for job training and economic development, funded through lottery...

Daily Emerald

Ryan Nguyen

7 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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The Oregon Promise, which will pay a portion of an in-state student's tuition towards one of Oregon's community colleges, has been a game changer for some undocumented, first-generation, and low-income students. While...

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