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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Majority of Virginians See Community Colleges, Public Universities as Worth the Cost

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A majority of Virginians see two-year community colleges and four-year public universities as worth the cost, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. The poll found 80 percent agreed strongly or somewhat that community colleges are worth the cost, while 66 […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Virginia’s Community Colleges begin yearlong transition to new learning management system

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In a major initiative to improve student success and provide students and faculty with resilient and flexible tools to teach, learn and communicate, Virginia’s Community Colleges will begin transitioning to a new learning management system (LMS) in the current academic year. Canvas, created by Instructure, is used by more than 3,000 universities, school districts, and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

LFCC to the Ivy League

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Lord Fairfax Community College is enjoying a moment of pride as one of its former students transfers this fall to Columbia University and participates in a prestigious fellowship for students with military service. Matthew Baroncelli’s path has carried him from Woodstock, Virginia to the U.S. Marines, where he served in Southeast Asia and joined in […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Deadline looms as PVCC seeks online support to win grant

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Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Great Expectations program has been selected as a top 200 finalist in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. The top 40 causes will be selected by public vote for a chance to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm. Great Expectations at PVCC is part of a statewide initiative that […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

State report on tuition hikes spotlights college affordability

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The high cost of higher education comes into sharp focus in a new report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Each August, SCHEV analyzes tuition and mandatory fees at Virginia’s state-supported colleges and universities.  The latest report shows that in the academic year that is just beginning, students and families will […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

VCCS Great Expectations program wins national recognition

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Now entering its tenth year of helping young adults in Virginia make the transition from foster care to higher education and a successful life, the VCCS Great Expectations program has been honored by a national non-profit organization. The Aging Out Institute (AOI), based in Harrisburg, Pa., created its National Awards Program to identify and share best […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Five Virginia Community Colleges make national honor roll for workplace appeal

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Congratulations are in order for five Virginia community colleges who have been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education for their quality of life and workplace. The Chronicle’s 2018 “Great Places to Work For” list spotlighted Blue Ridge Community College, Central Virginia Community College, John Tyler Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, and Rappahannock Community […]

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