A new report says part-time teachers at local community colleges are not getting enough institutional support to be effective. And since so many of these schools use adjunct over full time professors, this may be downgrading the quality of education for the millions who attend community colleges.

Last month The College Board, the nonprofit that writes and publishes the SAT, announced that the high-stakes college entrance exam will be changing. On Wednesday, it's showing the public exactly what the redesigned test will look like and now the test-prep industry is bracing for the changes.

For decades, people who could afford certain advantages - like taking expensive SAT prep courses - have enjoyed a leg up in the college acceptance game. The hopes to change that.

With a population more than twice as Hispanic as the national average, California has a lower-than-average proportion of Hispanics with college or university educations, and no institution among the top five for awarding them degrees, according to a new study.

The state is 38 percent Hispanic, compared to the national average of 17 percent. But only 16 percent of adults aged 25 or older have degrees, compared to the national average for Hispanics of 20 percent, the study, by the advocacy organization Excellencia in Education, finds.

When the media talks about colleges and universities during this admissions season, visions of tree-lined quads at four-year liberal arts institutions may come to mind. But the truth is that almost half of undergraduate students in the United States actually go to community college.

Pam Eddinger is the president of Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, where 14,000 students are working towards certificates or degrees.

On Campus recently talked to Eddinger about the unique role community colleges play, and we started out by asking her what first drew her to the community college scene.

More than a hundred faculty members at Harvard are calling on the university to divest from fossil fuels. The professors want Harvard to better align its investment and intellectual values.

In an open letter, the professors said they know that fossil fuels cause climate change and carry unprecedented destructive potential. 

Despite ongoing tense relations between Iran and the United States, the Obama administration is encouraging a unique partnership between the two countries. A new policy is meant to promote educational exchanges and, for the first time, will allow Iranian students to access U.S. courses online. 

Public support for higher education has dwindled since the recession, so how can cash-strapped community colleges nurture and sustain high-performing faculty and prepare them to assist more low-income students?

In trying to answer that persistent question, a new report from the Center for Community College Engagement finds part-time adjunct professors aren't getting the support they need. The report presents a grim outlook: while community colleges rely increasingly on part-time faculty they are failing to invite them into their institutions as full-time partners.

High school seniors across the country are anxiously awaiting college acceptance or rejection letters. The experience can be excruciating, especially for those who are hoping to become the first in their family to go to college. But Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke College, wants to take the time this admissions season to think about those students who did not apply.

For years, the Higher Education Act has set the ground rules for all federal financial aid to students. Now, the Act is up for reauthorization.

To prepare for the day when Congress has to give its stamp of approval on the massive bill, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee has begun holding hearings on provisions lawmakers want to re-evaluate.

In a ruling that may have widespread effects, the National Labor Relations Board says football players at Northwestern University are employees and entitled to unionize. 

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