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About 70 percent of students who take placement exams for Community College of Philadelphia need at least some make-up work before taking college-level courses. Between 25 and 30 percent need remedial work in all areas.

Julie Odell, an English professor at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), teaches about the MOVE bombing in her research-writing course. This past February, CCP's Law and Society Week spotlighted the bombing and its aftermath and her students led a panel discussion.

Dr. Mehta was part of a diverse group of business leaders who spent 14 weeks – roughly 100 class hours – at the main campus of Community College of Philadelphia actively engaged in an entrepreneurial business curriculum designed by Babson College and delivered by the community college faculty.

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I retired in May, 2009, somewhat earlier than I had planned. I was working then as a full-time Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the Community College of Philadelphia and serving as President of the Philadelphia Chapter of NOW.

About 125,000 students are enrolled in public and private universities in Philadelphia. A federal 4-year plan would help the city's students and outstanding colleges, including Temple, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Philadelphia University, La Salle, St. Joseph's and the Community College of Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has the third-highest average student debt in the country, $32,500, but is No. 48 for dollars spent on higher education: 2 percent of state expenditures compared to the national average of 10 percent.

The Community College of Philadelphia has been awarded $5.5 million in its suit against an architectural firm for using unlicensed personnel to work on the construction of a new campus facility. The College had sued architectural and design firm Burt Hill Inc., now known as Stantec Architecture and Engineering LLC, for using unlicensed architects with no higher-education project experience and interns from Drexel University after being promised services from "senior-level" professionals, according to the plaintiff's pretrial memorandum.

Mr. Manish Gorawala, owner of Tri-Force Consulting Services, Inc., was among the 34 graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Greater Philadelphia at Community College of Philadelphia in April.

As may­or, Ken­ney will look to ex­pand CCP’s dual en­roll­ment pro­gram, where cur­rent high school stu­dents can take ad­di­tion­al classes for de­gree cred­it.

Dyer says that community college opened doors and gave her the confidence to continue moving forward with her studies and eventually apply to the White House internship program — something she didn’t know existed prior to enrolling in community college.

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