Community College

The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Needs High School?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The historian, activist and author Rebecca Solnit asks if it wouldn't make sense for more students to avoid the sometimes treacherous social maelstrom of high school, like she did.

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CUNY Program Raises Graduation Rates with Intensive Support

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A program aimed at boosting graduation rates among community college students has bucked the trend and managed to retain students, according to an independent research study.
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The Takeaway

Obama Pushes For Free Community College for Millions

Monday, January 12, 2015

On Friday, President Obama announced a new proposal to make community college free for millions of students. We explore the president's initiative, and a similar program in Tennessee. 

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What Two Free Years of Community College Might Look Like

Friday, January 09, 2015

How would Obama's proposed two free years of community college affect the teachers and students?

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How to Make Community College Work

Friday, October 10, 2014

There's a big focus on getting poorer students into Harvard and Yale -- but what about the students left behind?

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Pathways from CUNY

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, talks about the controversy over the new CUNY program Pathways designed to make it easier for students to transfer from 2-year to 4-year schools.

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The Takeaway

Community College Re-thinks Payment System

Thursday, March 29, 2012

In California overcrowding and underfunding has made it impossible for many community college students to get into the packed courses they need for job training or transfers to a four-year college. But one community college has found an innovative way to solve their problems. In this conversation we listen to Pedro Noguera and Martin Goldstein debate the merits and pitfalls of this innovative approach. 

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Adding It Up

Friday, December 18, 2009

(photo by Stephen Nessen)

Community colleges are playing a growing role in American higher education. They’re taking more students than ever, due to the weak economy and the high cost of four-year colleges. But ...

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'Adding it Up' Part 4: How They Scored

Thursday, December 17, 2009

(photo by Stephen Nessen)

Getting out of remedial math is a two-step process at CUNY’s community colleges. Students have to get a 60% average in their class, and they have to pass an assessment known as COMPASS.

At LaGuardia Community College, 32 ...

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