PCC is about to launch Starfish, a software platform that sends early-alerts to students based on their class performance and faculty concerns, then puts them in contact in real time with the resources designed to help them such as counseling.
PCC’s attendance numbers spring up this semester
Thanks to the “Spring into Action! With +1 class” promotional message that was sent to thousands of students and posted on the school’s website, PCC is on its way to achieve its 2017 full-time equivalent students (FTES) goal of 25,257 students. According to PCC’s latest FTES report from 2016-2017, which doesn’t report on non-credit completion and summer enrollment, the school’s FTES is now at 22,646 students and overall 93 percent of enrollment rate for classes. School administrators are focusing on reaching the state’s target at …
Stable tax rate will aid classmates and teachers
Popular hobbies of students here include spending hours refreshing the PCC Book Sale Facebook page, moaning “I need this class,” upon every class registration season, and hunting for events on campus that include free food. These scenarios prove how college is a true test of money management. Voting ‘no’ on Prop 55 ultimately asks for these episodes to continue.
Trump’s imaginary ‘government-run education’
One can play with words, like a poet who is more focused on the sound and rhythm of the expression rather than its meaning and truthfulness. But in the political arena, we expect presidential candidates to play less with literary tools like artistic license and rhetoric, and to build their policies and campaigns on checked facts.
STEM program will allow students to grow
PCC, in conjunction with California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), has been awarded more than $450,000 over three years for its work to provide at-risk students with specialized programs to help them succeed in STEM fields.
Annual Risser award to recognize PCC’s finest faculty
PCC is approaching its March 28 deadline to nominate faculty and staff for the Risser awards given to outstanding faculty and staff.
U.S. should join the rest of the West
In 2008, Democrats nominated the then-Senator Barack Obama as their presidential candidate for the election on the campaign promise of universal healthcare. He would later go on to be elected president, carrying the message that the time for Medicare for all was now.
Common Core not so core
With 20 percent of eligible third through eighth graders passing on the standardized exams last spring, the recently adopted Common Core standards have come under fire.
President Vurdien brings a unique vision and fresh start to PCC
One day while sitting in the doctor’s office, a young Mauritian boy who had yet to visit America picked up a National Geographic magazine to occupy his time. While flipping through the pages, the boy saw a photo of an expansive beach located in Oregon with a couple riding horses and thought to himself, “One day I will go there.”