Community College


Low Graduation Rates Inspire a High-Tech Prize

Monday, March 17, 2014


There's new prize money available for web developers to tackle a perennial education problem: how to improve the retention rates of students in community colleges.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Higher (Cost of) Education

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Martha Kanter, U.S. Under Secretary of Education in charge of post-secondary education, talks about the affordability of higher education and the role of community colleges in meeting the goal of having the U.S. have the most college graduates in the world by 2020.  

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Proposal to Ease Transfers Stirs Controversy at CUNY

Monday, May 02, 2011

The City University is trying to solve the longtime problem of students having to repeat classes when their credits don't transfer — but the proposal is sharply opposed by some faculty.

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The Takeaway

High Schools in 8 States Try Early Graduation

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eight states are implementing a radical new program in high schools for next year that will allow students to graduate early and enter into two-year community colleges, if they pass the right tests. We speak to a top education official and a high school teacher involved in the program to find out how the program will work.

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The Takeaway

Obama Goes to (Community) College

Monday, September 21, 2009

In July, President Obama spoke at Macomb Community College in Michigan about his commitment to supporting community colleges as a way to restrengthen America's economy. Following up on his promise, the president visits Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, today for a speech on higher education and high tech jobs. We speak to Hudson Valley Community College Professor Rich Porter, department chair of Building Systems Technology.