community colleges (page 2)

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    Community college attrition costs NC millions

    In a new report on community college attrition, researchers from the American Institutes of Research estimated that, between 2004 and 2009, North Carolina taxpayers surrendered $150 million to first-year community college students that subsequently dropped out. In total, almost $4 billion in federal, state, and local taxpayer monies in…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2011
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    A hard knock life for community colleges

    Times are still tough for our state’s community college system. This was made clear at a budget work session this morning for the state board of community colleges. Here are a few interesting tidbits from the meeting: No bonuses this year for presidents, faculty, or staff No raises this year,…
    Duke Cheston, July 14, 2011
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    Tell Her What She’s Won, Vanna!

    At a meeting of the NC House education committee this morning, representatives voted to confirm Janet K. Lowder, a community college trustee from Stanly County, as a member of the State Board of Community Colleges. Oddly enough, she was the only candidate nominated (perhaps because no one else wanted to…
    Duke Cheston, April 5, 2011