Tag Archives: community colleges

Libraries are logical, obvious partners & collaborators for increasing minority student engagement in science and technology

Last Friday, I participated in a policy roundtable on “Leveraging Community Colleges for Minority Student STEM Engagement” organized by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and hosted at Microsoft’s Policy Office in Washington, D.C. This roundtable meeting launched a Joint Center initiative on a topic in which libraries of all types are becoming increasingly involved. A broad range ... Read More »

Fix to healthcare bill includes funds for community college and career training program

On March 30, President Obama signed the “fix healthcare bill” or Reconciliation Act of 2010 into law, which included $2 billion for the Community College and Career Training Grant Program — a new Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program that was created through the Department of Labor in last year’s stimulus bill but was never funded.   This money will be spent ... Read More »