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Congressional District Work Period: An Opportunity for Community College Leaders

The month of August allows federal lawmakers to spend time in their home states and districts, and presents a great opportunity to community college leaders to strengthen relationships and be stronger advocates for their students and campuses.

Community colleges foster racial and gender equity in the manufacturing workforce

Women and people of color are underrepresented in the manufacturing workforce. Community colleges aim to foster better racial and gender equity.

How Micro-Credentials Can Support Social Mobility in Rural Communities

In a rapidly changing economy, micro-credentialing has emerged as a time-saving and cost-effective method to help learners gain recognition for their skills. Digital Promise’s new research explores the impact of earning micro-credentials on the social mobility of rural learners, prioritizing those impacted by poverty, particularly Black, Latina/o, and Indigenous populations.

“They Need to be Connected:” Furthering College Completion, Including through Adult Reengagement, through Degrees When Due

Today, more than 39 million Americans have some college credit, but no awarded degree and, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions more did not enroll to begin their higher education journey. In 2018, well before the pandemic began, IHEP launched the Degrees When Due (DWD) initiative to reengage the “some college, no degree” (SCND) population.

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Peer Learning Network: Reflecting on Best Practices

As the academic year comes to a close and we look forward to summer and preparing for the fall, we held our recent Peer Learning Network (PLN) discussion on June 1, 2022. The end of the school year is a perfect time for reflection and evaluation before beginning planning and goal setting. Therefore, our topic for this PLN discussion was Reflecting on Best Practices. During the conversation we were able to bring together rural community college leaders to learn about some of the best practices that they have learned and implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What's the fallout from the Education Department delaying new Title IX regulations?

The agency risks the next Congress overturning a new rule, and college administrators are in a holding pattern waiting for its release.
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