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July 22, 2009
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Obama's Plan for Community Colleges
from the U.S. News & World Report
In the days since President Obama announced plans to invest an unprecedented $12 billion in the nation's community colleges, he has received praise for training the national spotlight on institutions he says are too frequently "treated like the ugly stepchild of the higher-education system." But the shimmer of that spotlight already has started to fade, and critics are raising questions about whether the president's goal to rebuild the economy by helping 5 million more Americans graduate from two year schools is feasible, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. More

Job Training Grants Planned
from the Free Washington Press
The White House committed $25 million toward training workers in communities hit hard by the downturn in the auto industry for jobs in health care and other high growth and emerging industries. More

Rowan, Gloucester County College Programs Make Teachers the Pupils
from The Gloucester County Times via
Many New Jersey educators choose to play the role of students during their summer breaks taking advantage of programs offered by local colleges to enrich their teaching styles and expand their classroom horizons. Recently, several South Jersey teachers participated in hands-on workshops and clinics during a four-day Engineering Clinic for Teachers program at Rowan University. More

School's Out?
from Human Resource Executive Online
Tough economic times have cut into financial resources for executive education and training. As a result, more companies and HR professionals may be steering clear of business schools and looking elsewhere to develop leadership competencies. When programs focus on solving real business problems, they are less likely to be cut. More

A Focus on Lifelong Learning for Career Success
from Suite 101
Lifelong learning is critical today for all workers currently employed and for those seeking employment who require continually updated and expanded job skills. More

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