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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Successful dual enrollment programs begin with strong, collaborative partnerships between community colleges and their local K-12 school systems. They also require clearly articulated agreements that spell out what each entity's responsibilities. For example: Who's going to teach the courses? Will the instruction take place at the high school or…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Ullman, Ellen – Community College Journal, 2014
Teachers dedicate their lives to working with students, but also in learning from each other. In programs around the Spokane, Washington area of the U.S., teachers have been meeting with the intention of strengthen connections and smooth transitions between K-12 schools and institutions of higher education in alignment with expectations for the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College School Cooperation, College Readiness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2013
As they closed the books on the 2012-2013 school year, Long Beach City College continued the task of pouring over years of student enrollment data. They found that after years of offering remedial courses for students who entered unprepared for the rigors of higher education, the college reported and astonishing 500 percent increase in the number…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College School Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation, College Readiness
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Handel, Stephen; Montoya, James – Community College Journal, 2009
A 2007 report by Jobs for the Future concluded that the United States "has miles to go to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in degree production, strengthen the domestic workforce to meet demand for higher skills and knowledge, and remain internationally competitive." That the United States must educate more of its citizens for an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, Colleges, Institutions
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Dixon, John; Girifalco, Tony; Yakabosky, Walt – Community College Journal, 2008
This article describes the Applied Engineering Technology (AET) Career and Educational Pathways Program, which helps local manufacturers find quality workers. The program features 32 high schools, three community colleges, and 10 four-year institutions offering an integrated regional system of applied engineering education. The goal is to enroll…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Engineering, Technical Education
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Bush, Edward C.; Bush, Lawson, V – Community College Journal, 2004
The "good fruit, bad fruit" parable provides a metaphor for sound accountability. If one wants to assess the source of problems to determine quality, then one must look at what has been produced. Unfortunately, many researchers and practitioners have examined the fruit without determining the quality of the tree. This failure has allowed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Grade Point Average, Community Colleges
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Gamble, Cheryl – Community College Journal, 2004
This year people celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, "Brown v. the Board of Education." A half-century after the Supreme Court found that segregated schools are "inherently unequal," there is much research to support the Court's decision. However, 2004 finds the U.S. educational system becoming more segregated…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Court Litigation, African American Students, Hispanic Americans
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Phillips, Brad C.; Piland, William E. – Community College Journal, 2003
Today, educational reform equals testing. This over reliance on testing has come about because of a belief that a paper and pencil or computer-based test can truly measure student learning and that results can be used for punishment, reward, and accountability purposes. This simplistic approach to reform is viewed as a quick fix to long seething…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Testing