Community colleges are coping with major budget deficits, and this section covers how students are being impacted.
Innovation Fund America: Community Colleges Dole Venture Capital Funding
Community colleges may just become the next venture capitalists. Learn about the Innovation Fund American program and how community colleges are helping to inject investment dollars into local start-ups.
Are California Community Colleges at Risk of Serious Budget Cuts?
Learn about how California's budget woes may impact the future of the Cal Grant and the state's community colleges.
Community College Curriculum: Drastically Changed by Today's Economy
Learn about how today's economy has impacted community college curriculum, increased occupational programs, and grown specific career-preparation courses.
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Community college campuses should be a safe place, and these policies, controversial or not, aim to achieve that goal.
Sex Offenders: Banned on Community Colleges
Sex offenders may soon be banned on community colleges. Learn about the community college that has taken this watershed step in preventing children sex offenders from taking classes on campus.
Community Colleges Contemplate Armed Security Guards on Campus
Can armed officers make a community college campus safer? Many community colleges think so. Learn about the growing trend of armed guards on community college campuses.
Campus Safety on Community Colleges
Learn about how you can stay safe and secure on your community college campus
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California to Reform Community College System
We look at a controversial new plan by California Governor Jerry Brown to reform the community college system in his state.
Cursing in the Classroom: Professor Ousted for Swearing
In a Hawaii community college philosophy course, a professor used profanity to get students' attention and inspire independent thought, but the efforts may have backfired.
Massachusetts Community College System Slammed Twice in One Week
Researchers have called for the Massachusetts community college system to adopt a centralized leadership system that would refocus on workforce development within the community.
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From free speech to free dress, what rights do students have or relinquish on campus?
How Free is Free Speech on Community College Campuses?
Is free speech in jeopardy on community college campuses? Learn about new movements that may limit students' speech to specific "free speech zones."
Smoke Free 2.0: Community Colleges Aboard the Smoking Ban Train
More and more community colleges are jumping aboard the smoke-free train. Learn about many campuses going smoke free this year and even potential legislation banning smoking on campuses across a state.
Leading the Way in Living Smoke Free: Banning Tobacco on Community College Campuses
Learn about the growing trend among community colleges to ban tobacco use on campus.
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As a leader in many areas, community colleges are walking the talk, going green in different facets of their operations.
Eco-friendly Technologies at Community College
Learn how community colleges are implementing eco-friendly technologies to build "green" campuses.
The First Positive Grid Campus is a Community College
Community colleges appear to be leading academic campuses in turning over a green leaf. Learn about the community college that will be the country’s first positive grid campus, as well as other institutions that are beaming green.
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How to Earn Your GED and College Degree Simultaneously
Learn about the importance of a GED to your future career and earning potential, as well as explore how you can earn both your GED and college degree simultaneously at your local community college.
How to Take Online Community College Classes for Free
Learn about programs across the country that allow students to take online community college classes for free.
Value of an Associates vs. Bachelors Degree
Compare the true value of earning your Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, and learn about which one will be worth your time and investment.
What are the Biggest Issues Facing Community Colleges Today? New Study has Answers
Community colleges face many hurdles, ranging from budget constraints to increased enrollment, but a new study pinpoints some of the largest issues - which may surprise you.
Should You Declare Academic Bankruptcy?
Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of academic bankruptcy and whether this option is right for your GPA and financial aid eligibility.
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