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Online Learning Still in High Demand at Community Colleges

Some colleges are still offering half or the majority of their classes online in response to student demand.

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Scaling the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Completion Rates

New efforts are underway to expand ASAP, the City University of New York's academic support program, amid evidence that it works but is costly.

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‘Preaching’ in Biology Class?

St. Philip’s College, despite the name, is a public college. A professor who is also a pastor says the college fired him after it allegedly received complaints of “preaching” in class.

Connecticut Community College Merger Imminent

A long-awaited merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is happening July 1. The singular statewide college will be called Connecticut...
 City College of San Francisco board president Alan Wong stands in a row with a group of representatives of organizations supporting Cantonese programming in front of a college building on the Chinatown campus. Many of the people are Asian American, and some are wearing blue paper masks.

Cantonese Certificate Program Stalled at City College of San Francisco

The college was expected to launch two Cantonese certificate programs this fall. One program isn’t moving forward, and advocates are upset by the delay.

Three students walk in the tree-lined courtyard at Roxbury Community College.

New Hope After Enrollment Declines at Massachusetts Community Colleges

The state’s community colleges have had steep, decades-long enrollment drops. Their leaders believe a proposed free college program for adult learners can help turn trends around.

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‘More Refined’ Performance-Based Funding for Community Colleges

Oregon and other states are on the verge of embracing new performance-based funding models for their community colleges. Higher ed experts say these kinds of models have changed in recent years.

Cover of America’s Hidden Economic Engines: How Community Colleges Can Drive Shared Prosperity, edited by Robert Schwartz and Rachel Lipson

‘America’s Hidden Economic Engines’

A new book from the Harvard Project on Workforce paints community colleges as pivotal for economic prosperity. The book’s editors and a community college president discuss why.