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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2023
A widely cited Emory University study found that while 76% of incarcerated Americans return to prison within five years, that rate drops to 55% for those who take high school classes, 30% for those who complete vocational training, and 13.7% for those who complete an associate degree. Community colleges play a key role in ensuring that people…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Partnerships in Education
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges have made great strides in advancing student success and completion during the last decade. But not all students have benefited from these efforts equally. According to the Lumina Foundation, the postsecondary attainment rate for adults in the United States is around 40 percent. Yet, there are still large gaps in attainment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Gap
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Though 80 percent of the 1.1 million community college students who enroll each year intend to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree, only about 14 percent of them end up getting a bachelor's degree within six years, according to a 2016 report from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. Across the nation,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Educational Attainment
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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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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Gatewood, Algie – Community College Journal, 2017
This brief article describes how Alamance Community College, a mid-sized community college sandwiched between two of North Carolina's largest metropolitan markets in Raleigh-Durham and Greensboro-Winston-Salem, has developed several new study programs and initiatives to better service business and industry. Among other things, Almanac has…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, College School Cooperation, Educational Change
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
As recently as seven or eight years ago, three quarters of the high school graduates in Florida's Seminole County had to take a remedial math class when they got to college, says Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent Griffin. Thanks to a partnership between the school district and Seminole State College of Florida, however, that figure is…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics, College School Cooperation, School Districts
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
In this article, the author describes the college-school district collaboration called the "Academy of Health Sciences," an innovative approach to learning that located a high school on the college campus and gave students the opportunity to earn a college degree, too. The Academy of Health Sciences is just one of a slew of ideas that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Health Sciences, College Role, High Schools
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Whissemore, Tabitha – Community College Journal, 2016
Since its launch in September 2015, Heads Up America has collected information on nearly 125 promise programs across the country, many of which were instituted long before President Barack Obama announced the America's College Promise (ACP) plan in 2015. At least 27 new free community college programs have launched in states, communities, and at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Programs, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2015
After years of working in the background to build the capacity of two-year college science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) faculty and the skills of technicians, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program is gaining recognition as a source of STEM workforce expertise. The ATE program's effective mentoring of STEM educators and its…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Education, STEM Education, Mentors
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Rowe, Mike – Community College Journal, 2015
Mike Rowe wants high school students to rethink that $140,000 art history degree. The creator, executive producer, and host of CNN's Somebody's Gotta Do It and former host of TV's Dirty Jobs has long been passionate about promoting vocational, aka middle-skills, professions. Over the past decade, Rowe has given countless public and private…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Opportunities, Job Skills, Apprenticeships
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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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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