Saturday, November 1, 2014

With Little Funding or Support, Community College Students Dropping Out


By Mary Ellen Flannery With fees rising, and more than two-thirds of courses taught by part-time faculty, the path to a college degree has become too steep for too many students to climb. In a new report with national implications for public higher education, the Massachusetts Teachers Association found that just 17 percent of the [...]

Interview With Dr. Jill Biden: “Community Colleges Connect the Dots”

March 26, 2012 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories


By Mary Ellen Flannery Suddenly, it seems everybody, including President Obama, is talking about community colleges and their vital role in creating trained workers for American jobs in manufacturing, health services, education, and more. But Dr. Jill Biden, wife to Vice President Joe Biden, has known for years that community colleges provide a low-cost, high-quality [...]

Community Colleges Need School Modernization Funds


By Mary Ellen Flannery It’s hard to prepare students for 21st century careers when they’re sitting in 20th century classrooms, laboratories, and job-training facilities at aging community colleges across the country. That’s why educators like Derrick Griffey, a math instructor at Gadsden State Community College in Alabama, so strongly support President Obama’s Fix America’s Schools [...]

Community Colleges Critical For Job Creation, Says Obama


By Mary Ellen Flannery When Winston Bender graduates next year from Northern Virginia Community College with an associate’s degree in automotive technology, he knows he’ll have a job waiting. Standing next to him is proof — Kul “Jimmy” Heo, a recent graduate who had no problems getting a paycheck. “I am the proof!” he says, [...]

Higher Ed Members Push Ahead in Unpredictable Times

March 26, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Article by Topic, Higher Education


By John Rosales March 26, 2010 — “Advancing Higher Education in Unpredictable Times” is the theme for NEA’s 28th Annual Higher Education Conference, kicking off today in San Jose, Calif. More than 700 higher education members, national officers, and others are expected to attend the conference, being held jointly with the American Federation of Teachers. Organizers [...]

Billions on the Way for Higher Education


By Cynthia McCabe March 23, 2010 — Largely lost in the celebration over the passage of healthcare reform this week was another huge win for college-bound students and the rest of the higher education community: the legislation passed by the House of Representatives Sunday night includes billions of dollars for students financial aid and community colleges. The [...]