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The Oregon Legislature is looking at making college students out of every Oregon high-school student.
A bipartisan group of legislators has introduced a bill that would require college coursework as a condition of graduating from high school.
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Although the economy has slowly begun to piece itself back together, several new college graduates and incoming college students still have found themselves at a disadvantage in finding employment while holding liberal arts degrees, and thus, have continued to incorporate graduate school as a stepping-stone to either enter or elevate their career pursuits.
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When it comes to bridging the gap between available workers and available jobs, one thing is certain: it’s complicated.
“What the problem is depends on who you ask,” said Ray Suarez, a senior correspondent at PBS who moderated a panel on Wednesday that kicked off an afternoon of roundtables that included leaders from community colleges, business and industry, government and other stakeholders.
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Community colleges need to retool their automotive programs to adapt to a changing industry that needs fewer workers with more advanced skills, according to an auto industry researcher.
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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will tweak its application for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAAACCT) grants to improve some areas in the program, such as communication among consortia members, according to Jane Oates, the department’s assistant secretary for employment and training.
Here’s an interesting little tidbit I found in the news today.
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Governor Jerry Brown thinks the idea of paying for grades might be just the ticket to saving our community colleges.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Lauds Gov. Brown’s Budget Proposal that Increases Funding, Improves Online Education
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SACRAMENTO — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today praised Gov. Jerry Brown for including in his proposed 2013-14 budget additional funding for community colleges and for his leadership of an initiative to help more students achieve their academic and career goals through improved online education.