Community Colleges in the News: Free Tuition, Transfers, and the White House

By Stephanie R. South

Community Colleges in the News is a new monthly feature on the TDC blog in which we intend to future notable articles concerning concerning community colleges that were published during the last month.

This month’s line-up:

  • White House Hosts Community Colleges
    August 13, 2014 on Inside Higher Ed
    The Obama administration gathered several dozen community colleges, nonprofit organizations, and other groups focused on college readiness in Washington on discuss best practices in college remediation.
  • Best Path for Transfer Credit
    August 20, 2014 on Inside Higher Ed
    A new federal study, released this month, finds that students are most likely to be successful in transferring academic credits when they have higher grade-point averages and move between community colleges and four-year institutions.
  • Aggressive Pragmatism
    August 26, 2014 on Inside Higher Ed
    Tennessee’s governor is working for two years of tuition-free community college. In Texas, a state senator is also proposing free community college tuition (read this article here).

If you read a great article relevant to the institutions we serve, feel free to email me the link for the next month’s roundup.

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