The Answer Sheet: community colleges


Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Jill Biden, Obama host summit on community colleges

Jill Biden, a longtime community college instructor who happens to be the country's Second Lady, hosts the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges today.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges | Tags:  community college summit, community colleges, dropout rates, graduation rates, jill biden, obama, president obama, white house summit

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 11/30/2009

Should two-year community colleges offer bachelor's degrees?

Community colleges are big news these days. With skyrocketing enrollments, declining state funding and a high profile champion--Second Lady Jill Biden, a professor at Northern Virginia Community College--the schools that educate almost half of the country’s undergraduates are finally getting the attention they deserve. There is another change on the community college landscape that is causing controversy: Whether the two-year schools should be allowed to offer four-year degrees.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:23 AM ET, 11/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges | Tags:  bachelor's degrees, community colleges

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/23/2009

Dr. Jill Biden Guest Blogs on Community Colleges

By Jill Biden I wanted to share some thoughts about a very exciting day I had Monday. In the morning I traveled with President Obama to Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. As I told the students and teachers I met there, I felt right at home. I’ve been an English teacher for almost 30 years, and I’ve spent much of my career in the community college system. In fact, yesterday I was right back in my own college classroom teaching English. People often ask me why I choose to teach at a community college. Well—the answer is simple: It’s my students.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges | Tags:  community colleges, jill biden, president obama

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 09/02/2009

WHY IT MATTERS: The Montgomery College Furor

There are important reasons that all of us should care about the furor at Montgomery College--and one of them involves how much of your tax dollars are going to waste. Here’s a recap of events: Brian Keith Johnson, the president...

By Washington Post editors  |  10:12 AM ET, 09/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery College, community colleges