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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 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

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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...

The 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

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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

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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...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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16 November 2018

Washington, United States

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On college campuses across California and Washington state, the Umoja Community program groups black freshman in small classes that focus on historic and present issues affecting black communities. While 33 percent of...

The New York Times

Paulette Perhach

2 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Community colleges are increasingly leveraging technology to engage students and keep them on track to graduation. Personalized messages about deadlines, information about class performance from professors, and texts ...

Howard County Times

Jess Nocera

27 September 2018

Maryland, United States

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Through JumpStart, a dual enrollment program in Maryland, students can graduate with not only a high school degree but also the credits equivalent to an associates. Over 700 students in Howard County participate in th...

BizTech Magazine

Juliet Van Wagenen

23 July 2018

United States

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Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and IBM are forming partnerships with community colleges in an effort to address the lack of IT skilled workers entering the job market. Advertised as "new collar" careers, these te...

Pacific Standard

Dwyer Gunn

19 July 2018

Tennessee, United States

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Since 2014, nine states have introduced free college programs for all high school graduates attending in-state community college and technical schools. Unlike other similar initiatives, this model targets all populati...

Wall Street Journal

Christopher Mims

29 June 2018

United States

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Disappointed with the talent and skills coming out of traditional four year liberal arts colleges, high-profile tech companies, such as Amazon and Google, are turning to community colleges as a new source of desperate...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Roberta Baker

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17 June 2018

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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In states like New Hampshire, the rising senior population is highlighting a different issue - a lack of caregivers and home health aids. The Registered Apprenticeship Program for Home Health Aides at Great Bay Commun...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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1 June 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan looks to Tennessee's initiative that offers free community college education for every high-school graduate in the state. Only one year after Tennessee became the first state to offer such a...

The Atlantic

Marcella Bombardieri

30 May 2018

Texas, United States

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Journalist Marcella Bombardieri calls community college "one of America's largest and most important anti-poverty programs." The president of Amarillo College in Texas is testing just how far community colleges can go...

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