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New SIU Carbondale Program Puts 4-Year Degree Closer To Home For Illinois Community College Students

Saluki Step Ahead brings SIU Carbondale to community college students across Illinois. A new agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is bringing the education of a 4-year research university to place-bound students in community colleges throughout Illinois. The Saluki Step Ahead program provides...
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As community college students return to class, let's help them graduate

As the fall semester begins, administrators and policymakers are rightfully focused on getting college students back to class after a year and a half of interrupted learning and declining enrollment. Community colleges, in particular, are looking to boost their numbers after a 9.5 percent decrease last spring. Yet enrolling students is merely step one: To fully benefit from their education, community college students must stay enrolled and graduate.
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State’s community colleges to require vaccination by January

HOLYOKE — The 15 Massachusetts community colleges, including those in Holyoke, Greenfield and Springfield, will require most students and all faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by January. The new requirement, announced by the presidents of the colleges in a joint statement Monday, comes in response to climbing...
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Kingsport Times-News

Turning 50: MECC hosts picnic opening 50th anniversary celebration

BIG STONE GAP — Mountain Empire Community College opens its 50th anniversary celebration on Friday with a picnic commemorating the main campus groundbreaking. The picnic will be in Phillips Taylor Hall’s Goodloe Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a video highlighting the college’s 50 years, along with guest speakers, games and activities for all.

Students in search for child care opportunities on campus

A clenched baby bottle in one hand, school backpack in the other, hair in a bun and the smell of spit up lingering on their clothes — all are common characteristics to describe a student-parent at one point in their life. The act of juggling parental responsibilities, as well as working while obtaining a college degree can become troublesome for many student-parents.

Saluki Step Ahead partners SIU with Illinois Community College Board

(WSIL) -- Saluki Step Ahead is an agreement between SIU Carbondale and the Illinois Community College Board. The agreement allows community colleges from all over Illinois to join the program and help community college students seamlessly transfer credits to SIU, and complete their bachelor's degree online. Saluki Step Ahead allows...

LBCC students slowly return to school with help from Rebound Scholarship

Students milled about a rainy campus on Monday for the first day of school at Linn-Benton Community College. LBCC, just like many other community colleges around the country, was especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Universities have stayed flat but community colleges, who serve the most vulnerable populations, are down...

Family-friendly community offers luxury, security

As one of the fastest-growing communities in Bexar County, Canyon Springs contains some of the most luxurious homes in San Antonio. Because Canyon Spring is spread out across several neighborhoods, the area is home to a diverse set of lot sizes, properties, and community amenities that residents can take advantage of. Buyers have found the Canyon Springs community appealing because of its location nearby several popular golf courses as well as the inclusion of gated neighborhoods that offer the utmost in privacy and security.
Teton Valley News

This Week at the Farmer's Market: CEI

"You've got to talk with the College of Eastern Idaho!" Karen announced as I arrived at the Market last Friday. "They've won an incredible grant, and are embarked on a two-year process to learn how CEI can better serve our community." Intrigued, I walked over and introduced myself to Heather...

How NC’s community colleges are adapting to better serve adult learners

This is the second in a five-part series on adult learners at North Carolina’s community colleges. Click here to read the rest of the series. If North Carolina community colleges are going to boost enrollment, and if the state is going to meet its attainment goal of credentialing 2 million North Carolinians by 2030, adult learners will need to be part of the equation.

From pre-K to college, New Biden Plan Seeks to Expand Education

The Democratic Party continues President Joe Biden’s $ 3.5 billion reconstruction plan, making historic investments in the entire education sector from early childhood to college and beyond, the most complete in decades of this kind. I promise it as a package. Biden’s Buildback Better Proposed Educational Code serves as the...
Inside Higher Ed

States Will Need to Pony Up for Biden’s Free College Plan

Al Seib/Contributor/Getty Images — America’s College Promise -- the Democratic-backed plan to provide tuition for all community college students -- could allow more than nine million students to pursue an associate degree for free. States, on the other hand, will have to open their wallets. As it stands now, the...

New SIU-C program connects community college students with 4-year degree online

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A new agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) will allow some community college students to earn a four-year degree. The agreement under the Saluki Step Ahead program will allow qualified community college students earn a bachelor’s degree remotely and...