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ACCT Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order 'Expanding Apprenticeships in America'

June 15, 2017

Today, President Trump signed an executive order entitled 'Expanding Apprenticeships in America.' ACCT remains committed to ensuring that community colleges continue their role as economic drivers meeting the demands of today’s workforce through skills attainment. ACCT welcomes the focus and attention the Administration has given to workforce training over the past week, and we look forward to working with the Administration as policies and proposals are further developed.  

One in Three Community College Students Experiences Hunger, Half Lack Secure Housing, 14% Homeless

New Survey of over 33,000 students in 24 states reveals significant life challenges that impede academic persistence and completion.

March 15, 2017

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), in collaboration with the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, today announced the release of Hungry and Homeless in Co

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The 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit Begins With Calls for Continued Advocacy

February 16, 2017

The 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit kicked off with calls for continued advocacy as a new administration arrives in Washington.

“This is a time for optimism, a time to think about what is possible, and a time to do the work we’re capable of doing,” ACCT President & CEO J. Noah Brown told attendees during Tuesday’s keynote luncheon. 

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Video: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Speaks at 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit

February 16, 2017

This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed community and technical college leaders from throughout the United States at the 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges.

New Report Finds Success Increases with More Financial Aid for Lowest-Income California Community College Students

February 15, 2017

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in partnership with The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) and in collaboration with the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office (CCCCO) today issued a new report that t

Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security

January 31, 2017

On January 31, ACE and 46 other higher education associations sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on maintaining the United States as the destination of choice for the world’s best students, faculty and scholars.

This letter was sent in light of President Donald J. Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”  The letter affirms the importance of international students and the need to ensure the United States remains the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest students, faculty and scholars.

Letter to President Trump Regarding Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals

January 30, 2017

Dear President-Elect Trump:

On behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), which represent the presidents and trustees of the nation’s 1,108 community colleges, we urge you to maintain the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program is of vital importance to thousands of our institutions’ students.

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo Announces Statewide Community College Promise

January 16, 2017

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is excited to share that Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a statewide program to make two years of community college education available tuition free for all Community College of Rhode Island students.

Now Available: New Policy Brief on Leveraging Community Colleges in Workforce

December 15, 2016

Today, Education Commission of the States released 10 new policy briefs focused on the interaction between state- and federal-level policies pertaining to higher education. ACCT Senior Policy Analyst Colleen Campbell and Policy Analyst Ivy Love co-authored one of the series briefs, which serves as a resource for community college leaders.

New Report ‘Seizes the Moment’ to Improve College Readiness

AACC, ACCT and Higher Ed for Higher Standards partner to improve community college, K-12 collaboration for student success.

February 8, 2016

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and Higher Ed for Higher Standards today released Seizing the Moment: Community Colleges Collaborating with K-12 to Improve Student Success. The report calls on community college presidents and trustees to embrace the higher standards many K-12 school systems have adopted and implement strategies to increase college readiness and success. 

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