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Weighing the pros and cons of community college

Weighing the pros and cons of community college

Maria Garcia

May 17, 2015

In the summer of 2005, Susan Motley, 56, began her journey towards a bachelor’s degree after witnessing her son, who decided he didn’t want to go to college, graduate high school.  Read More »...

A report card for City Colleges of Chicago’s Star Scholarship

A report card for City Colleges of Chicago’s Star Scholarship

Brendan Pedersen

February 1, 2015

In his Jan. 20 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama announced a number of initiatives and goals his administration would pursue in the upcoming year. One that produced a good amount of buzz in the weeks that followed was his call for free community colleges across the nation. In particular, Obama pointed to the governments of Chicago and Tenness...

‘Two years free’: Economic ramifications of Obama’s community college tuition proposal

‘Two years free’: Economic ramifications of Obama’s community college tuition proposal

Kevin Gross

January 18, 2015

High schoolers, adult learners and school administrators sighed in relief as the Obama administration proposed a plan on Jan. 8 to make two-year community colleges free for many Americans. Read More »...

President Obama gives it the good ol’ college try

President Obama gives it the good ol’ college try

Danielle Harris

January 18, 2015

President Barack Obama recently unveiled a long overdue plan to provide a free college education to qualified students. The plan, entitled America’s College Promise, pledges to cover tuition costs for those who have a C plus average, attend school at least part time and are working towards credit transferable to a four-yea...

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