Biden and his wife, Jill, visited Tidewater Community College. The president has proposed $109 billion be spent to provide Americans with two years of tuition-free community college.
By Associated Press
A longtime community college professor and advocate, the first lady said people struggling to get by during the coronavirus-induced economic slump need access to these schools.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Fall enrollment at community colleges was down 10 percent from a year earlier, according to National Student Clearinghouse data.
By Lawrence Lanahan, The Hechinger Report
How will the fall of 2020 look for students, families and schools as the pandemic reshapes the education landscape? Community colleges, which educate about 40 percent of U.S. undergraduates, were already stretched thin. Now, their enrollment is expected to increase…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Cat Wise
By Bill Barrow, Associated Press
The former vice president's $750 billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the federal government's role in educating Americans beyond high school.
By Karen Stout, Inside Higher Ed
As colleges embrace strategies to bolster degree completion, this former community college president warns against creating a situation where part-time students become even more likely to drop out.
By Ashley A. Smith, Insider Higher Ed
If community colleges are going to close achievement gaps, they need to better accommodate part-time students, this report says.
Millions of college students are enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, but many won't finish their degrees. The NewsHour wants to know what stands between students and achievement and what higher education officials can do to remove those obstacles.
The new program comes as several other jurisdictions, including the states of New York and Rhode Island, are considering free tuition programs.
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