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Why the Liberal Arts Aren't Just for the Elite

Last updated: 02/18/2019

Growing up in Southern California, Mai-Ling Garcia’s grades were ragged; her long-term plans nonexistent. At age 20, she was living with her in-laws halfway between Los Angeles...

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Corporations Turn To Community Colleges To Create Programs To Meet Workforce Needs

Last updated: 02/11/2019

Since its inception in 1998, Google has grown to one of the most powerful technology companies in the world. Now it is taking that influence directly to the classroom with an...

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Race, gender play role in college graduations

Last updated: 02/11/2019

Race, gender play role in college graduations Dr. Aldemaro Romero Jr. • Letters of Academia Published 10:59 am, Friday, July 28, 2017 Note: Dr. Romero's column is running today...

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Community colleges honor students whose lives were transformed by education

Last updated: 02/08/2019

Every year, Washington community colleges honor students who have overcome impossible odds to earn their degrees. Arma Carneh, the winner at Bates Technical College, is earning...

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Free for Whom? Free College Considerations for Community College Leaders

Last updated: 02/08/2019

Across the U.S., voters and advocates have been clamoring for a more accessible and affordable system of higher education. Answering that call, community colleges provide a...

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When Searching for Cost-Saving Measures, Colleges Go Green

Last updated: 02/06/2019

There’s no getting around it: community colleges spend a lot of money to power their campuses. In an effort to decrease expenditures, a number of campuses nationwide have turned...

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Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

Last updated: 02/04/2019

The college degree has solidified its role as the best ticket to the middle class. With the title “Good Jobs That Pay Without a B.A.,” new research from Georgetown University’s...

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Has California Found the Answer to More Equitable Developmental Education?

Last updated: 02/03/2019

Developmental education (also known as remedial education) serves as a major barrier to a disproportionate number of Black and Brown students in higher education. More than 70...

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New agreement smooths path to graduate school for community college students

Last updated: 02/02/2019

An agreement between the state’s community colleges and the nonprofit Western Governors University Washington will help make it easier for students who earned a bachelor’s...

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What I Learned About Marketing From Chewy.com – NCMPR

Last updated: 02/01/2019

While I frequently get good marketing ideas from other colleges, I also think we need to look to the commercial sector for inspiration. I recently got a lesson in good marketing...

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