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      Subject: 6/26/2000 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges


      The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Weekly Report on COMMUNITY COLLEGES
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      Here is news of interest to community colleges from our June 30
      issue. The page numbers refer to that issue, and the Web
      addresses refer to the online versions of the articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  HELP FOR UNDERACHIEVING TEENS: Many community colleges are
         starting programs for high-school students who may be
         disengaged from academic work: A45
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a04501.htm

      *  MASTERING THE FUTURE: Many states are crafting strategic plans
         for their higher-education systems, in an attempt to ensure
         that they respond well to pressing technological and economic
         changes: A27
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a02701.htm

      *  GOVERNOR BUSH'S PROPOSAL ON PELL GRANTS: As president, the
         Republican candidate said, he would increase spending on the
         awards by $1-billion for students who take college-level
         mathematics and science courses in high school: A31
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a03102.htm

      *  MISSING OUT: With interest rates on student loans set to rise
         this week, refinancing would help many borrowers. But too few
         students have been told about the pending change, critics
         charge: A30
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a03001.htm

      *  A PUSH FOR DIVERSITY: The National Science Foundation released
         two reports calling for research into why women and members of
         minority groups are underrepresented in information-technology
         careers: A44
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a04403.htm

      *  LOGGING IN WITH: Stanley A. Chodorow, a former head of
         California Virtual University, reflects on why a "portal" for
         online education failed: A44
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a04401.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  THE STOCK VALUES of many education-related dot-coms have gone
         into a free fall in recent months, setting the stage for an
         industry shakeout: A39
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a03901.htm

      *  A PROFESSOR at Broward Community College is using the Internet
         to teach pronunciation in English as a Second Language
         courses: A44
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a04402.htm

      *  INTERNET COMPANIES ranked dead last among undergraduates' job
         choices, according to a survey of graduating seniors: A45
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43a04502.htm

      *  AS CAMPUS COMPUTERS inevitably store data on more and more
         activities, colleges should devise privacy policies for the
         protection of all parties involved, writes Lawrence White, a
         program officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts: B4
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i43/43b00401.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 128 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc
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      You can find all of The Chronicle's community-college news on our
      special Web page just for community colleges at:
                          http://chronicle.com/cc

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