In Focus - Community Colleges

Recent Coverage

Faculty Fears in Washington

October 17, 2011

A declaration of financial emergency in Washington State means two-year colleges can more easily lay off full-time professors. Union leaders call policy a power grab.


Not Quite a Dr.

October 12, 2011

Two top officials of community college are found to have doctorates from unaccredited institutions, raising questions about why nobody noticed their credentials before, and why no rules appear to be broken.


Hitting Hard on Fraud

October 11, 2011

A proposed federal crackdown on financial aid fraud rings could harm law-abiding students and community colleges.


Suddenly Ineligible

October 10, 2011

As details emerge on Republican plans to cut Pell Grant spending, many say it could be worse, while community colleges see a "body blow."


Getting Credit

October 6, 2011

With report on gains in credentials awarded, community college group sends signal that it is embracing completion agenda and the use of data.


Feeling the Heat

October 5, 2011

At a time community colleges are getting lots of attention, trustees share the scrutiny -- and experts wonder if they are all sufficiently prepared.


Partnership with Perry?

October 4, 2011

Republican contender is sparring with universities, as he has in past with community colleges. But with defense of undocumented students and an open door, 2-year colleges say he works well with them.


Winners and Losers

September 27, 2011

Community colleges get $500 million for job training programs from the White House; 10 states fail to land any grants.