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Colleges Seek to Improve Remedial Programs

The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College.

Universities don’t have to solve the social and practical problems of the day, but should rather focus on equipping students with the critical and analytical thinking skills that will enable them to do these things themselves.

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Vice President Joe Biden announced a new initiative Monday, called The Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium, which will give students credit for job-training apprenticeships.

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Georgia is on course to become one of the nation’s largest experiments in privatized college dorms, but it’s unclear whether the changes will lower students’ bills at a time when university costs are soaring.

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Diane F. Remler has joined Cox, Matthews and Associates as Assistant to the Operations Department. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the Washington, D.C., area for some of the most prestigious law firms in the nation. She is a licensed Zumba instructor and a member of the Art Deco Society of Washington.

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White House counselor John Podesta said the government must figure out how to allow the public and private sector to capitalize on the benefits of big data, while protecting individual privacy.

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Fifty-eight community college and 16 public university campuses across North Carolina will sign an agreement to ease transfers.

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Campus police are investigating fliers with profane, racist and sexist language that have been distributed at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Community College News Now Aggregate List 1/29/2014 State of the Union: Obama asks Congress to reverse economic inequality http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-state-of-the-union-obama-2014-20140128,0,2195484.story#ixzz2rntqPptb Low-key state of the union for education – Is the Pell shortfall back? – Connecticut backs off value-added teacher evals http://www.politico.com/morningeducation/0114/morningeducation12853.html How Cody Anderson went from a community college outfielder to one of the Indians’ top […]

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Long-anticipated research into massive open online courses taught by MIT and Harvard finds that, while very few participants complete these classes, many others take advantage of “substantial” amounts of the content.

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