New Grant program from Virginia Community College System.

The Virginia Community College System announced this week details for a new grant program focused on training for middle-skill jobs. The grants will support 124 training programs across all 23 colleges in the state in fields including healthcare, customer service, manufacturing, and transportation. Funding will be distributed under a “pay for performance” system that requires […]

JOE MAY, PRESIDENT, REBUILDING AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS, CALLS ON HOUSE EDUCATION & WORKFORCE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE THREE BILLS TO BE CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE MARK-UP

JOE MAY, PRESIDENT, REBUILDING AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS, CALLS ON HOUSE EDUCATION & WORKFORCE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE THREE BILLS TO BE CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE MARK-UP

Washington, DC, June 21, 2016 – Dr. Joe May, board president, Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), and chancellor, Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), issued the following statement in advance of the House Education & Workforce Committee’s mark-up of pending legislation, scheduled to take place tomorrow morning: “Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of […]

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) Urges Congress to Restore Summer Pell Grant Program

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) Urges Congress to Restore Summer Pell Grant Program

Washington, DC, June 2, 2016 – Declaring that “meeting the financial needs of community college students is critical to the economic competitiveness of our country,” Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) has written a letter to Congress urging restoration of the Summer Pell Grant program as part of the 2017 appropriations process.   The author of […]

Monty Sullivan, Board Member, Rebuilding America’s Middle Class, Calls for Reauthorization of the Perkins Act in Testimony Before House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Monty Sullivan, Board Member, Rebuilding America’s Middle Class, Calls for Reauthorization of the Perkins Act in Testimony Before House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Says Reauthorization Will Be “a Critical Step Forward” in “Addressing the Skills Gap” Washington, DC, May 17, 2016 – Dr. Monty Sullivan, a board member of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), urged members of […]

DR. MONTY SULLIVAN, PRESIDENT OF THE LOUSIANA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM, TO TESTIFY TOMORROW BEFORE HOUSE EDUCATION & WORKFORCE COMMITTEE ON STRENGTHENING THE CARL D. PERKINS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT

DR. MONTY SULLIVAN, PRESIDENT OF THE LOUSIANA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM, TO TESTIFY TOMORROW BEFORE HOUSE EDUCATION & WORKFORCE COMMITTEE ON STRENGTHENING THE CARL D. PERKINS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT

WHO: Dr. Monty Sullivan, who has been President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) since February 2014 and who, prior to that, served as Chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans.  A board member of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), Dr. Sullivan has worked successfully on both state and federal advocacy […]

RAMC Reacts to Budget Testimony by Acting Education Secretary John King

Dr. Joe May, RAMC Board President and Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District Reacts to Budget Testimony by John King, Acting Secretary, US Department of Education, Before the Education and Workforce Committee of the US House of Representatives, 2/24/16 As part of our commitment to enhancing student access and success and to promoting on the […]

RAMC Statment on Obama Adminstration’s Plans to Reinstate Summer Pell Grants

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) members are pleased by the Obama Administration’s proposal to reinstate summer Pell Grants. The reinstatement of this important college completion tool has been a RAMC priority. When Summer Pell was eliminated several years ago community college students were hit the hardest. While we welcome support for reinstating Summer Pell, after […]

RAMC Statement on Winter 2014-15 Data Collection from Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

January 5, 2016, Washington, DC – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) commends the U.S. Department of Education for the manner in which it approached and released the winter 2014-15 data collection from IPEDS. As our aim is to ensure federal education policy better serves the needs of our students, we welcome IPEDS’ doubling of the […]

Op-Ed: How Community Colleges Can Rebuild America’s Middle Class

As countless traditional institutions are “disrupted,” from taxi commissions to companies like IBM, we are also witnessing an unbundling of our education and labor system. In the process, new strategies need to be deployed to solve long-term issues. There are no more vexing issues to be solved than youth unemployment, particularly in America’s largest cities […]

RAMC Urges Congressional Members to Support the Free Community College Proposal and Summer Pell

On March 27, 2015, RAMC wrote to all Senators and Representatives in support of both President Obama’s America’s College Promise, a proposal to make two years of community college free for qualified students, and the restoration of year-round or summer Pell, allowing students to receive Pell Grants during summer semesters. RAMC strongly believes enacting the […]