By Felicia Mello | CALmattersPUBLISHED: June 10, 2019 at 1:29 pm | UPDATED: June 10, 2019 at 1:29 pm Matthew Polamalu was spending 1.5 hours each day commuting back and forth to community college along Southern California’s congested freeways when he decided he’d had enough. He sat down at his computer and Googled “community colleges with dorms.” “I was just looking for the full college experience,” said the psychology major. He found it in a residence hall at Sierra College, along a winding, tree-lined road in the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin. There, Polamalu can easily stroll to the classroom next door for math tutoring, and no longer worries about competing with other students for parking spaces. “I’m right near all the resources I need,” he said. Think of a community college, and you’ll likely picture a commuter school with low-slung buildings and massive parking lots. And you’d be right — out of … [Read more...] about Should community colleges build housing?
Lively community college
David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 1:02 PM EST Mar 5, 2019 LaTisha Campbell wants her son to go to college. Wants him to get a job that pays well and not have to hustle two or three jobs like she does to pay the bills. But in order for her son — Marcus, currently a sophomore in high school — to get to college, the family has to figure out how to pay for it. They hope he'll qualify for a Pell Grant, which, if he gets the full $6,000 per year, would almost completely pay for the cost of going to a community college. But if he doesn't? "I guess he'd have to take out a loan," said LaTisha, 35, of Warren. That might all change. If the Michigan Legislature adopts a plan presented Tuesday morning by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as she unveiled her budget, Marcus and every other Michigan high school student will have the cost of tuition at a Michigan community college covered by the state. "Michigan was once known for having the best skilled workforce … [Read more...] about Free community college in Michigan: How Whitmer’s plan would work
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Deirdre Fernandes Globe Staff February 01, 2019 A year and a half into his coursework at MassBay Community College in Framingham, Gabriel was ready to call it quits last November. He was constantly worried about how much longer he could stay at a local homeless shelter. He was late to classes because the public bus between the shelter and campus rarely arrived on time. And his grades were slipping. “It was hard to focus,” said Gabriel, 20, who didn’t want his last name used. “Even the small things would add up. It was getting to be too much.” Advertisement This past week, Gabriel was one of 20 college students who moved into residence halls on four public university campuses, in a push by Massachusetts officials to reduce youth homelessness. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and … [Read more...] about State offers housing to homeless college students
NEW YORK (Reuters) - While growing up in Seattle, Enrique Rico’s mom cleaned the posh homes of Microsoft employees. When Rico tagged along on sick days from school, he dreamed of having the life of a technology worker. Enrique Rico, 26, a developer at Avvo, an online marketplace for legal services, is seen in Seattle, Washington, March 2018. Courtesy Enrique Rico/via REUTERS Now, at 26, with no college degree or background in STEM, Rico is working a developer at Avvo, an online marketplace for legal services. He is a graduate of a program called Apprenti that provides education and on-the-job training for tech jobs to non-traditional recruits. “I never really thought I could do it. But once I dug deep, I gave it my all,” said Rico. The Apprenti program is run by the Washington Technology Industry Association in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor. It operates at around 50 companies nationwide with major employers including Microsoft (MSFT.O), … [Read more...] about Living the tech dream, thanks to a novel apprenticeship program
Gallery: Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy launches effort to connect with alumni +4 more photos With 10 years under its belt, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is working to connect current students with its alumnae and establish a local alumnae association. "This is CGLA's 10th year. This is an important year, and after 10 years there are two things we want to talk about," said Elaine Swafford, executive director of the all-girls public charter school. "One is establish an alumnae association. It is time. We want to develop more pride in this school, and that's one way we are going to do that." The school kicked off its efforts with an alumnae brunch Wednesday, connecting former students with the 68 current juniors and seniors and holding a panel about the challenges and realities of college life. On winter break, many alumnae were home from universities across the state — Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State … [Read more...] about Recent CGLA graduates offer advice on college, life to current students [photos]