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  • The president and vice president made a rare joint appearance this week to tout new federal funds for community colleges and apprenticeship programs. In speeches at the Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center, outside Pittsburgh, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced $550-million in grants to prepare American workers for in-demand jobs.
  • The bulk of the money, roughly $450-million,...
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  • The White House has rolled out two job-training grant programs that focus on the community college sector. Both push for closer ties between colleges and employers. The news wasn’t exactly new for the largest of the two pots of money – the fourth and final installment of a $2 billion workforce development fund. This week the U.S. Department of Labor released the application website for the last $450 million of the competitive grants...
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  • PayScale’s annual contribution to college bragging-rights lists — the College ROI Report — ranks schools based on their returns on investment under various scenarios. But the rankings don’t answer a key question that must cross the minds of prospective students, and their parents, as they peruse the total cost figures for top-flight schools, which exceed $200,000 in some cases.
  • Based on the Payscale data for...
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  • Dowling College campus on Long Island’s south shore got a failing grade for its financial resources from accreditors last month. The college epitomizes the growing plight of many small private colleges that depend almost entirely on tuition for revenue. It’s been five years since the recession ended and yet their finances are worsening. Soaring student debt, competition from online programs and poor job prospects for graduates are...
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  • The gap in college graduation rates between Latinos and whites has dropped to 9 percent from 14 percent two years ago, according to new data from Excelencia in Education. Despite the good news, the bigger picture shows that Latino adults still attain postsecondary degrees in the U.S. at lower levels than other groups, 20 percent compared to 36 percent, respectively.
  • Excelencia released the data this week, compiled into fact sheets...