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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 Friday, January 26, 2018

General Assembly Week 3 Update: Jan. 26, 2018

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General Assembly Week 3 Update: Jan. 26, 2018 Submitted by Ellen R. Davenport, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations We are now 2 ½ weeks from February 13, which is “crossover” day, so activity on legislation will be fast and furious over the next two weeks.  Budget report-outs from the House Appropriations Committee and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: CCAP: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

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CCAP: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Submitted by Carole Tarrant, development coordinator, Virginia Western Educational Foundation Note: Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program (CCAP) is a public/private partnership that makes college available tuition-free to current-year graduates of public high schools in the localities of Botetourt County, Craig County, Franklin County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem. Home-schooled […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Thomas Nelson Honored ‘Hidden Figures’ Subject and NASA Langley

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Thomas Nelson Honored ‘Hidden Figures’ Subject and NASA Langley Submitted by Robert J. Flynn, copy writer, Thomas Nelson Community College With Thomas Nelson Community College celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, it was only fitting that it honored a longtime partnership at its annual Presidential Leadership Award ceremony. The College established the award in 2007 […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

STATE BOARD RECAP: Jan. 18, 2018 Meeting

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STATE BOARD RECAP On January 18, 2018, the State Board gathered in Richmond for its fourth meeting of the fiscal year. Highlights of the meeting included the following Action and Information items: Action Items: Dual Enrollment Definitions in Policy: The current policy manual does not include definitions for dual enrollment. The Education Programs committee of ASAC […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Developmental Education – A Redesign to Meet the Promise

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Developmental Education: A Redesign to Meet the Promise Submitted by Cat Finnegan, assistant vice chancellor for institutional effectiveness, Virginia’s Community Colleges Back in 2008, Virginia’s Community Colleges recognized the need to reimagine its developmental education mission to emphasize the timely progression of students to enrollment in and successful completion of college-level course work, and ultimately, […]

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Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018

General Assembly Week 2 Update: Jan. 19, 2018

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General Assembly Week 2 Update: Jan. 19, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, Virginia’s community colleges Bills capping tuition and fees to be carried over and studied In the Higher Education subcommittee of the Senate Education and Health Committee yesterday afternoon, five bills to cap tuition and fees at Virginia’s public […]

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Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 1 (Jan. 10-14, 2018)

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General Assembly Convenes Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor, governmental relations, Virginia’s Community Colleges The General Assembly convened on January 10 for the first day of the session, and it has been an interesting week. Delegate Kirk Cox was elected as the Speaker of the House on the opening day of the session on a […]

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