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Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 2, 2011; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics  | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, Pell grants, higher education cuts  
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Survey: Community college students prize Internet access over teachers

Community college students have come to view online education as key to their success above all else, according to a new report billed as the first national survey of students in two-year colleges. Pearson Foundation hired Harris Interactive to survey...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 9, 2011; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, Online, Research, Students  | Tags:  college access, community college, community college survey, online education college  
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Immigrant tuition breaks prompt Md. suit

Updated at noon Thursday with statement from Montgomery College. A Maryland lawmaker says he will announce a lawsuit against Montgomery College on Thursday challenging the institution's practice of charging lower fees tuition to illegal immigrants who live in the county....

By Daniel de Vise  | January 19, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Access, Community Colleges, Litigation, Public policy  | Tags:  Maryland colleges illegal immigrants, Montgomery College illegal immigrants, illegal immigrant college students, illegal immigrant college tuition  
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Prince George's faculty unhappy with customer-service badges

Community college professors don't always get the respect afforded to their counterparts at four-year universities. That may explain why faculty at Prince George's Community College have not warmed to a campus-wide initiative that asks them to wear name badges and...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 10, 2011; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Administration, Community Colleges, Labor, Marketing  | Tags:  PGCC faculty reject name badges, community college faculty badges, faculty reject nametags, professors protest wearing nametags  
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Iraq vet barred from Baltimore community college over essay on killing

A Iraq war veteran barred from attending the Community College of Baltimore County over an essay he wrote called "War is a Drug" says he has given up trying to re-enroll, according to a story in the Baltimore Sun. Charles...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 5, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Administration, Community Colleges, Litigation  | Tags:  CCBC veteran essay, Iraq veteran barred from college, Iraq veteran essay community college, veteran barred from community college, veteran essay killing  
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12 notable higher education stories of 2010

In chronological order: Jan. 11: The University of Virginia picks its first female president. Her first six months will not be easy. April 16: Regents end a four-year tuition freeze in Maryland's state university system. Maryland's state schools were more...

By Daniel de Vise  | December 28, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Attainment, Community Colleges, Crime, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Public safety, Publics, Research, Students  | Tags:  top college stories of 2010, top higher education stories of 2010  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Ranking community colleges, Daniel de Vise , December 23, 2010
UDC to offer two-year BA in DCPS pilot, Daniel de Vise , December 21, 2010
Md. community colleges pledge more graduates, Daniel de Vise , December 3, 2010
25 ways to reduce the cost of college, Daniel de Vise , December 2, 2010
Anne Arundel student celebrates 100th birthday, Daniel de Vise , November 24, 2010
Montgomery College inaugurates a new leader, Daniel de Vise , October 30, 2010
UDC opens new community college headquarters, Daniel de Vise , October 14, 2010
A million-dollar prize for community college smarts, Daniel de Vise , October 5, 2010
Program boosts community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , September 20, 2010
Anne Arundel CC hosts Jill Biden, Daniel de Vise , September 17, 2010
California college is first to go 'grid positive', Daniel de Vise , August 4, 2010
Tangled up in FAFSA: Aid red tape run amok, Daniel de Vise , July 30, 2010
NVCC named a leader among community colleges, Daniel de Vise , July 29, 2010
NVCC ranks second in nation for degrees granted, Daniel de Vise , June 23, 2010
U-Va.'s Casteen on community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , June 17, 2010
NVCC enrollment passes 70,000, Daniel de Vise , June 4, 2010
Montgomery College names new president, Daniel de Vise , May 18, 2010
For-profits, Frontline and College Inc., Daniel de Vise , May 7, 2010
Friday news roundup, Daniel de Vise , April 30, 2010
UDC lease approved near Union Station, Daniel de Vise , April 23, 2010
Coffee with Montgomery College President Pinkney, Daniel de Vise , April 22, 2010
For-profits vs. community colleges, Daniel de Vise , March 31, 2010
Montgomery College faces 'devastating' cuts, Daniel de Vise , March 16, 2010
UDC leases space near Union Station, Daniel de Vise , March 12, 2010
Colleges extend spring term over snow days, Daniel de Vise , March 11, 2010
UDC unveils largest-ever ad campaign, Daniel de Vise , March 9, 2010
California: "a denied dream", Daniel de Vise , March 5, 2010
NVCC veterans await benefits, Daniel de Vise , March 3, 2010
Coffee with Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed, Daniel de Vise , March 1, 2010
Va. community college dubbed 'leader', Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
Appeal denied in online ed dispute, Daniel de Vise , January 29, 2010
Rape suspect caught in women's restroom before, Daniel de Vise , January 29, 2010
Rapist on campus: Emergency response in action, Daniel de Vise , January 29, 2010
UDC eyeing Red Line satellites, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2010
 
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