The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has just issued guidance on implementation of the newly reinstated year-round Pell Grant. AACC has vigorously supported reinstatement of the year-round Pell Grant since its elimination in 2011. This provision that allows students to receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell Grant award is effective beginning with the […]
Judges recognize projects that slow antibiotic resistance and enhance STEM education Teams from Texas and Colorado received first and second place awards, respectively, in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) co-sponsors the annual event, which fosters students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics […]
A June 15 Department of Homeland Security memo states that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will remain in effect. The memo, for the most part, is concerned with rescinding an Obama administration initiative for undocumented parents of citizens or legal residents and an extension of the DACA program. Neither was ever implemented […]
President Trump today signed an Executive Order aimed at increasing the availability of apprenticeship programs. The order instructs a number of federal agencies to promote the growth of apprenticeships and make related federal programs more effective. Community colleges have long played a substantial role in sponsoring and providing the educational component of registered apprenticeship programs. […]
For most incarcerated people, their education topped at high school. Read full PDF.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2017 Contact: Martha Parham 202-728-0200 x209 email@example.com Community College Leader Honored by Prince George’s Community College Largo, Md. — American Association of Community Colleges President and CEO Walter G. Bumphus was awarded an honorary associate degree from Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) in Largo, Md. The college presented the award […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2017 Contact: Martha Parham 202/728-0200, x209 firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, DC – June 5, 2017. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grantees now have access to dedicated or customized technical assistance and coaching for implementation of America’s Promise Initiative-funded programs. These initiatives are a part of the DOL efforts to accelerate regional workforce partnerships and provide […]
AACC President and CEO Walter Bumphus, along with ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown, has written a letter of endorsement for the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act to the House and Senate sponsors of the bill. The legislation would enhance the Pell Grant program in a number of ways long supported by AACC, […]
The Trump Administration yesterday released its FY 18 federal budget proposal, entitled A New Foundation for American Greatness. This is the President’s first full budget request, following a spending outline or so-called “skinny budget” released earlier this spring. The budget includes deep cuts to federal investments in education, job training and other community college priorities. […]
Higher education attainment leads to increased earnings and lowers the likelihood of unemployment. Read full PDF.