UPDATED The Texas higher education community is working with the Communities Foundation of Texas to organize #harveyHELP, a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for emergency aid to help college students impacted by Hurricane Harvey stay in school. Why emergency aid? Research from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shows that it helps students overcome the […]
Archives for August 2017
AACC joins ACE and other education leaders in a letter to President Trump urging support of DACA and Dreamer students. Download the letter as a PDF.
August 25, 2017 | Issue # 095 The fall semester is getting underway on most campuses. It’s an exciting time of year, full of promise. Many of you are launching new programs and services at your institution. It’s a learning opportunity for both you and your students. I hope you’ll let us know what works—and […]
Total Pell Grant spending, as well as spending at two-year institutions, has gradually declined since its high point in 2011-12, but it remains well above when the recent recession started in 2008-09. Read full PDF.
August 11, 2017 | Issue # 094 This week, the AACC Board of Directors held its new board member orientation, retreat, and board meeting. We were delighted to have U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta address the board and engage in discussion with our members. Our board has agreed to provide Sec. Acosta with […]
Congress is home for its annual August recess, and now is a great time to visit with your representatives and advocate for community college legislative priorities. AACC has prepared this document for your use in these efforts, focusing on three very active issues: federal funding in general and for the Pell Grant program in particular, […]
Traditional apprenticeship positions such as electricians and plumbers lead in the number of apprenticeships offered, but advocates would like to see apprenticeships expanded into nontraditional areas such as information technology and health care. Read full PDF.