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Community College Parent Forum: Honest Talk About Stigma and Costs

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Our town’s two high schools hosted a first-ever forum for parents featuring three area community colleges. Kudos to the Career Center Directors of the two high schools, Alice Gorman at Fairfield Roger Ludlowe H.S., Kate Lala at Fairfield Warde H.S. and the three Admissions Directors, Earl Graham of Housatonic Community College, Tony Carberry of Gateway Community College, and William Chagnon of Norwalk Community College, for coordinating the presentation.  Continue reading “Community College Parent Forum: Honest Talk About Stigma and Costs”

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Why I Want My Kids to Go to a Two-Year College

Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut; one possibility.
Housatonic Community College in Connecticut

The college issue is slowly creeping up on my husband and I; we’ll have two college-aged kids at the same time in six to seven years. In the meantime, like everyone else, we’ve personally heard many nightmares:  Continue reading “Why I Want My Kids to Go to a Two-Year College”