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California Community Colleges to Award Bachelor’s Degrees

In an historic first for public higher education in the state, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday that allows California community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in fields not currently served by the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).

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White House Announces Recipients of $450 Million of Job-Driven Training Grants

Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan are announcing the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. 236 more words

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Innovations in Apprenticeship: 5 Case Studies That Illustrate the Promise of Apprenticeship in the United States

Innovations in Apprenticeship: 5 Case Studies That Illustrate the Promise of Apprenticeship in the United States
Source: Center for American Progress

In 2007, spurred by a projected skills gap in South Carolina’s workforce, state policymakers and the South Carolina Technical College System established an innovative apprenticeship program called Apprenticeship Carolina.

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Business And Economics

Study Shows College Degree Doesn’t Guarantee Increased Earnings

New research has exposed an exception to the higher-education mantra that people with degrees earn more than people without them.

The research, conducted under the aegis of the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment and focused on community colleges, confirms the widely accepted belief that many graduates make more than people without degrees.

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Poverty and Persistence: A Model for Understanding Individuals’ Pursuit and Persistence in a Doctor of Education Program

Poverty and Persistence: A Model for Understanding Individuals’ Pursuit and Persistence in a Doctor of Education Program (PDF)
Source: International Journal of Doctoral Studies

The purpose of this systematic grounded theory study was to extend the theoretical foundations of self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2008), Tinto’s (1993) integration mode l of graduate persistence, and the framework of resilience (Cefai, 2004; Luthar, Cicchetti, & Becker, 2000) to generate a theoretical model explaining how doctoral candidate s from backgrounds of poverty persist through to successful admittance to doctoral candidacy.

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Social And Cultural Issues

Crimes Against Dissertation Humanity

Since I left academia in 2013, I’ve had a part-time job as something called a “dissertation coach.” I work one-on-one with a stable of about a dozen private clients, and help them manage both their workload and the emotional vicissitudes of graduate school.

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Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014

You’ve probably heard the old stereotypes about professors in their ivory tower lecturing about Kafka while clad in a tweed jacket. But for many professors today, the reality is quite different: being so poorly paid and treated, that they’re more likely to be found bargain-hunting at day-old bread stores.

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