White House holds summit on community colleges and higher-ed

The White House Summit on Community Colleges will be held today (Tuesday) in Washington.

President Obama asked Jill Biden to host the summit to bring attention to the nation’s community college system and the role those institutions play in higher education and work force development.

Participants include members of the Obama administration, community college representatives and students, business leaders and philanthropic leaders.

The participants will take part in breakout sessions to discuss the role of community colleges in the country’s economic future and address how to improve the education available at community college institutions.

The summit is also expected to touch on the relationship between community colleges and four-year universities, specifically how community colleges can be used as a transition to further education.

The summit will open at 12:15 p.m. in the East Room of the White House and the opening and closing sessions will stream live on the White House website.

Check back to C2M for a roundup of the summit later today.

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