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February 2, 2017

California Community Colleges Work to Prepare Students for Careers in Advanced Professions and Industries

With a lack of job applications in certain high-demand fields, California community colleges are working to graduate students in that are prepared for careers in these advanced professions and industries. They've done this by creating interactive databases that pair academic programs and workforce priorities, and worked to prepare students with not only technical training but transferable skills as well.

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February 2, 2017

Better Data On Remediation Needed to Know If Reforms Are Working

The Hechinger Report spent months collecting remediation rates from public institutions across the country, and learned that the data is tracked differently from state to state, making national comparisons difficult. High schools and college must coordinate and work towards better data reporting practices to get a clear sense of how changes in remediation are affecting students.

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February 1, 2017

Living expenses emerge as top obstacle in college affordability

The growing cost crisis of college education is being addressed at many campuses with the emergence of distance education and articulation agreements with community colleges. But as schools find ways to earn more in tuition revenue without students being physically present on campus, there is still the challenge of paying for utilities, debt servicing and personnel to maintain facilities for students who remain on campus.

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January 25, 2017

AASCU Lists Top Higher Ed Policy Matters for States in 2017

Budget concerns and college affordability lead the list of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' latest briefing on public institution priorities for the upcoming year.The briefing underscores dramatic changes in political power in many states, some under conservative majority for the first time in decades.

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January 12, 2017

The 5 Biggest Higher Education Tech Trends in 2016

Ed Tech Magazine profiled 5 of the biggest higher education tech trends from 2016. In particular, they highlighted the fact that institutions are beginning to understand the power of data and have begun using predictive analytics to improve student retention and overall college experience.

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