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      FW: 7/17/2000 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges

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      Subject: 7/17/2000 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 July 21
      issue. The page numbers refer to that issue, and the Web
      addresses refer to the online versions of the articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  A PUSH FOR K-16: Panelists at the annual meeting of the
         Education Commission of the States urged policymakers to
         better coordinate public-school and college systems, and to
         use community colleges to help expand access to postsecondary
         education: A23
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i46/46a02301.htm

      *  A FORGIVING PLACE: Gaston College, a two-year institution in
         North Carolina, has adopted a new policy that allows some
         students to omit bad grades from earlier in their academic
         careers: A33
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i46/46a03303.htm

      *  SHIFTING FOCUS: After years of emphasizing elementary and
         secondary education, the National Governors' Association plans
         to take a closer look at higher education: A21
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i46/46a02102.htm

      *  TAX BREAKS: The Internal Revenue Service may ease rules that
         require colleges to report information about students who
         receive tuition tax credits: A22
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i46/46a02202.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS passed a resolution that
         opposes undergraduate degrees that are earned entirely online:
         A32
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i46/46a03203.htm

      *  THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION took the unprecedented step
         of discussing its agenda with members of the Republican
         Platform Committee: A21
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i46/46a02103.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 49 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

      And for all the news of higher education, be sure to visit our
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