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May 03, 2012, 09:05 ET Pennsylvania Community Colleges First To Adopt Voluntary Framework Of Accountability State-Wide

Pennsylvania's 14 public community colleges today announced that they will adopt the Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) as their state-wide...


Apr 21, 2012, 05:15 ET Transforming Community College System Key to U.S. Competitiveness

Today, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released a report that calls for dramatic changes to America's community colleges to...


Apr 17, 2012, 11:00 ET Gates Foundation Director Recognized for Impact on Community Colleges

Hilary C. Pennington, Director for U.S. Education– Postsecondary Success and Special Initiatives at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will...


Apr 17, 2012, 10:30 ET Outstanding Community College Alums to be Honored at AACC Convention

Four outstanding community college alumni will be recognized Monday during the 91st annual convention of the American Association of Community...


Apr 17, 2012, 10:00 ET Release of Landmark Report Maps Future for Community Colleges Nationwide

Think of the most pressing issues facing higher education today, and you will find community colleges at the center of the discussion. Student access ...


Feb 08, 2012, 09:37 ET Community Colleges Address Financial Barriers to Success For Low-income Students

Do low-income college students who receive public benefits stay in school longer and complete their studies faster? A new initiative that will launch ...


Feb 07, 2012, 09:26 ET Access to Higher Education Matters, Says New Policy Brief From AACC

Access to higher education matters and is threatened today, says a new policy brief issued today by the American Association of Community Colleges...


Jan 23, 2012, 01:58 ET College, Business and Government Leaders Focus on Job Readiness, Workforce Trends

As the topic of jobs continues to dominate both public and presidential debate, educators and workforce experts from throughout the nation gather in...


Dec 20, 2011, 02:42 ET Community College Enrollment Levels Off; Resources Still Challenged

Record-breaking enrollment increases have been the norm at community colleges for the last four years, but now, it appears that enrollment is...


Dec 01, 2011, 11:20 ET Belle Wheelan to Receive National Leadership Award

A groundbreaking leader who is the first African-American and the first woman to serve as president of the Southern Association of Colleges and...


Dec 01, 2011, 10:00 ET Community Colleges Take Major Step in Defining Role, Effectiveness

Following 18 months of intensive research, analysis and pilot testing, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and its partners today...


Oct 18, 2011, 10:30 ET Higher Ed Associations Launch First National Attainment Commission

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) yesterday joined five other presidentially-based higher education associations to announce the...


Oct 05, 2011, 09:51 ET New Study Reveals Dramatic 20-Year Growth In Certificates, Degrees Awarded By Community Colleges

Attainment of credentials -- certificates and degrees -- at community colleges has seen triple-digit increases over the last two decades, especially...


Sep 21, 2011, 09:51 ET National Association Expands Effort to Help Colleges Facilitate Green Job Growth

For colleges trying to advance sustainability initiatives on campus, a new series of action plans provide models and resources that could ultimately...


Jul 27, 2011, 09:20 ET Pell Grants Vital to Ensuring Access to Higher Education Opportunities

Amid growing debate among lawmakers about the future of the popular federal Pell Grant student financial aid program, a new policy brief from the...


Jul 25, 2011, 09:20 ET Putting "Trades In Focus"

For years, industry has battled old stereotypes that confuse industrial skilled trades careers with low-skill, low-demand jobs. Today's industrial...


Jun 30, 2011, 09:30 ET New National Commission to Help Reshape the Future of Community Colleges

For only the third time in their 110-year history, community colleges are preparing to take a holistic look at their broad and continuously evolving...


Apr 25, 2011, 10:52 ET Three Named to Lead Landmark Community College Study

Three nationally-known experts on community colleges and their students have been named by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to...


Mar 28, 2011, 04:41 ET Community College Programs Key to Solving Nursing Shortage

All programs educating students for licensure as registered nurses, whether they offer associate or bachelor's degrees, are essential to solving the...


Mar 25, 2011, 10:08 ET 25 Community College Health Care Students Receive 2011 Frank Lanza Scholarships

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, with the generous support of Medical Education Technologies, ...


Mar 09, 2011, 09:30 ET Community Colleges Are Key to America's Prosperity, But Will They Have the Resources Needed?

Community colleges are a critical part of the job training equation that will keep America financially competitive, but they draw a...


Feb 10, 2011, 09:00 ET Rate of Enrollment Increase Slows Significantly at Community Colleges

Surging enrollments experienced by community colleges over the last three years have significantly moderated, according to a just-completed special...


Feb 03, 2011, 09:17 ET Three Named to Help Groom Future Community College Leaders

Three community college leaders have been named as national facilitators to help the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) expand its...


Feb 01, 2011, 09:17 ET Community Colleges to Fuel New Business Creation Via Virtual Incubator Network

In an innovative approach to encourage the creation of more start-up businesses to help sustain continued economic recovery, The American Association ...


Jan 11, 2011, 09:30 ET Community Colleges in 29 States to Pilot New Accountability System

The nation's community colleges are taking a major step forward in redefining what "success" means for their institutions with the naming this week...