community college

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The state’s ongoing budget impasse has hit community colleges particularly hard, with funds to these schools and the students who attend them drastically reduced.


The Illinois Community College Board is distributing $3 million dollars in emergency aid, divided among seven campuses.


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About half of Illinois high school graduates who went on to enroll in community colleges had to take remedial courses, according to a report released by the Illinois State Board of Education.

The board used data from the Class of 2013, matched with data from the Illinois Community College Board.

The Community College Board’s director -- Karen Hunter Anderson -- says Illinois participates in a program designed to boost graduation rates, and ranks fairly high.

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The union representing Kishwaukee College teachers says last night’s failed contract negotiations have moved both sides closer to a strike. 

Quinn Signs Comm. College Tuition Bill

Feb 1, 2013

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a measure that affects tuition rates at Illinois community colleges. The move is being praised by officials at Rock Valley College.

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Kishwaukee College students return to class today…and they’ll find the campus in Malta looks a lot different than it did when they started LAST semester.