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I am a community college failure. Or perhaps I should say, I helped fail one community college. Decades ago, after receiving my bachelor's degree, I enrolled in a few community college math and statistics classes to prepare for graduate school. Had I not taken those classes, I doubt that I would hav
Last year, 42 percent of recent high school graduates enrolled in one or more remedial or "developmental" math and/or English courses at a North Carolina community college.
Last year, 42 percent of recent high school graduates enrolled in one or more remedial or "developmental" math and/or English courses at a North Carolina community college.
Measuring the performance of colleges-and holding them accountable for their performances-is an unsolved problem
Access to higher education has emerged as a major campaign issue this year-a heartening development. But the proposals for free or debt-free college being touted by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders fail to address some of the biggest problems in higher education access
After a week of finding out that firm improvement on the economy is still in question, and the punctuation on the Obama Foreign Policy, its qualitative question answered long ago, firmly in place, this Amateur President is well measured.
After nearly eight months of lengthy and heated discussion, Republican leaders in the North Carolina Senate and House have come to a consensus on a $21.7 billion state budget for the next two years. Since education comprises the single biggest item in the state budget, there is a lot of interest...
When you think of community colleges, you tend to think of things like, Offshore-Re-education-Camp-Lesson-6oh, job training and continuing education.
State Treasurer Janet Cowell's surprise announcement she wouldn't seek re-election left many wondering who should be the next "keeper of the public purse."
Measuring the performance of colleges - and holding them accountable for their performance - is an unsolved problem. A new "earnings gains" measure of community colleges in North Carolina aims to solve it.
Last year, 42 percent of recent high school graduates enrolled in one or more remedial or "developmental" math and/or English courses at a North Carolina community college.
Several Randolph County municipalities and civic organizations have indicated official support for Governor Pat McCrory's Connect NC bond proposal. The City of Asheboro, Randolph County, the Randolph County Tourism and Development Authority, the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation and t
Governor Pat McCrory's Connect NC bond initiative will pump $734 million into our state's distinguished universities and community colleges for facility upgrades and improvements. Of that, $534 million will be directed to the University of North Carolina System and $200 million will be allocated...
Governor Pat McCrory today challenged the North Carolina Education Cabinet to continue to work together to ensure North Carolina's education system is preparing students for the skills business and industry will need in the future.
Governor Pat McCrory signed two bills into law today to support veterans and military families through in-state tuition at University of North Carolina (UNC) system universities and North Carolina Community Colleges and by improving job opportunities for veterans by extending the time period...
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the announcement that Scott Ralls would be leaving his position as head of the North Carolina Community College System for the presidency of Northern Virginia Community College...
The taxpayers of North Carolina have historically made a tremendous commitment to education, and the next biennium will continue that legacy. More than 54 percent, or over $12 billion of our General Fund spending will be directed to education in each year of the biennium.
Over half of students who graduated in 2013 and subsequently enrolled in a North Carolina community college took one or more remedial or "developmental" courses in math and/or English.
During each legislative session, education is at the forefront of budget and policy discussions. Expenditures on elementary, secondary, and higher education (the University of North Carolina system plus the community college system) added up to more than $11.5 billion last year, or 58 percent of the
A few weeks ago, I wrote about why I thought President Obama's Community College Proposal was a bad idea. His plan to provide up to two years of free tuition to community college students who maintained a 2.5 G.P.A would cost $6 billion a year, is ill conceived, and based on fallacious assumptions.
America needs a better-educated work force - but President Obama's plan for "free" community college is not the way to get it.
Gov. Pat McCrory yesterday released his budget proposal for the next biennium. In odd-numbered years like this one, the legislature passes a two-year budget plan, and the following year will make adjustments to the second year of the plan.
BarryO has decided he wants to give everybody a free ride through community college. Heck. His radical overhaul of healthcare has worked *so well.* Why not meddle here?
In his State of the Union address, President Obama pitched his plan for making two years of community college as "free and universal in America as high school is today." He thinks it would be a great thing. But at the community college where I taught English from 2007 to 2010, Georgia Perimeter...
Attend a North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges meeting and you are likely to fall asleep as board members and community college system office staffers take turns dispassionately checking off the month's agenda items to unanimous approval.
President Obama is proposing that two years of community college education be provided by federal and state governments free to students who are enrolled at least half time and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
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