community college http://wamc.org en The Best Of Our Knowledge #1227 http://wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1227 <p>I’ve got some numbers for you.&nbsp; There are over 12 million students enrolled in community colleges in the US. That’s over 45% of all college students. And over the past decade those numbers have been growing. But are community colleges getting the attention…and the money…they need to serve those students?</p><p>Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about the state of community colleges in the US…and what needs to happen to keep them healthy and growing.</p><p>We'll also spend an Academic Minute giving you a one minute talk about giving a one minute talk.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 86510 at http://wamc.org Committee Looks Into Student Loans And Debt http://wamc.org/post/committee-looks-student-loans-and-debt <p>Members of the Massachusetts Legislature&rsquo;s Joint Committee on Higher Education are investigating student debt. They hope to make some recommendations on the complex issue of the cost of higher education and the burden it has become on many people.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:03:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 74606 at http://wamc.org Committee Looks Into Student Loans And Debt Casino Industry Workforce Development Cost Put At $9 Million http://wamc.org/post/casino-industry-workforce-development-cost-put-9-million <p>A report to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission estimates the state will need to establish a labor pool of 30,000 candidates to fill approximately 10,000 jobs in the new casino industry. Commissioners&nbsp; will need to establish a plan for workforce development to go along with a master schedule that projects the awarding of casino licenses in the winter of 2014.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s&nbsp; Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 49191 at http://wamc.org Casino Industry Workforce Development Cost Put At $9 Million Berkshire Community College Recieves $88K for Investment in STEM Education http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-community-college-recieves-88k-investment-stem-education <p>The 15 community colleges in Massachusetts have received $4 million in grant money to increase skill training and support job creation in the Commonwealth. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…</p><p>The grants were announced yesterday by Governor Deval Patrick are through the state’s Performance Incentive Fund, which is part of the administration’s pledge to strengthen the state’s public education system via the Vision Project. Education Secretary Paul Reville.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 48786 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Community College Recieves $88K for Investment in STEM Education U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Doug O’Brien http://wamc.org/post/us-department-agriculture-undersecretary-doug-o-brien <p>When some students go to college this fall, they will do so at a campus surrounded by farms and fields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working with colleges in rural areas, providing funding to keep them up to date and competitive with larger, urban-based institutions. U.S.D.A. Deputy Undersecretary Doug O’Brien was at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in the town of Johnstown yesterday to dedicate a new residence hall at the school, Raiders Hall. It was built with the help of 11-point three million dollars from the U.S.D.A. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46887 at http://wamc.org Karen Hitchcock: Degree Programs in the U.S. - Do They Miss the Mark? http://wamc.org/post/karen-hitchcock-degree-programs-us-do-they-miss-mark <p>Over the last several months, concerns regarding our nation&rsquo;s system of higher education have continued to escalate&hellip;concerns regarding cost, quality, rigor and, yes, even long-term value.&nbsp; And, as we all know, the employment opportunities for recent graduates of our institutions of higher education, particularly those who have earned a baccalaureate degree, have decreased substantially, despite the fact that members of the nation&rsquo;s high technology sector have stated that there are not sufficient numbers of U.S. Thu, 31 May 2012 19:45:00 +0000 42027 at http://wamc.org