Nearly 90 percent of certificates and half of associate degrees awarded are in career and technical education. Read full PDF.
October 3, 2017 * Issue #873 POLICY and ADVOCACY 1. LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR DACA AACC drafted a letter to Congress to show our support for DACA participants and urge legislators to enact the Dream Act, or something similar. You can sign on to the letter here. AACC Contact: David Baime EVENTS and SERVICES 2. CALL […]
State funding accounted for 31 percent of community colleges’ revenues in 2014-15. Six years earlier, it was at 36 percent. Read full PDF.
AACC supports DACA participants. Join us by signing on to the letter below. Click here to participate. Dear United States Congress: We write as the institutional leaders of America’s community colleges – large and small; urban, suburban and rural; and with widely varying student populations and programs. But each and every community college is dedicated […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2017 Media Contact: Martha Parham, Ed.D. Sr. Vice President, Public Relations Phone: (202) 728-0200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, DC—American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board member and Montgomery College president DeRionne Pollard was named a recipient of Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Academic Leadership Award. The only community college president selected, […]
On behalf of the board, staff, and members of the American Association of Community Colleges, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues in Florida as they prepare for Hurricane Irma. All public community colleges have been closed through Monday, September 11, 2017, by order of Governor Scott. Our Florida community colleges […]
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a bipartisan FY 2018 Labor, HHS and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill that contains some good news for community colleges and their students, as described below. The committee was not able to employ the same budget-enhancing tactics as last year and provides $800 million less overall for discretionary programs. Nevertheless, […]
In a deeply disturbing development, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today the Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. AACC is disappointed with this decision. DACA temporarily shields undocumented individuals who came to the country before age 16 and meet other requirements from deportation. About 800,000 people have received […]
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 […]
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.