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Common to headline City Colleges commencement

City, General Electric announce $500k for expansion of CPS college credit program

City officials on Friday joined Russell Stokes, president and CEO of Chicago-based GE Transportation, to announce the company’s $500,000 investment in a program that allows Chicago Public Schools students to earn college credit while completing their high school coursework.

Kennedy-King named as City Colleges’ first-ever Aspen Prize finalist

On Thursday City Colleges of Chicago announced the selection of Kennedy-King College as one of 10 finalists for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Washington, D.C.-based Aspen Institute awards the prize based on its assessment of schools on several categories: accessibility for and success of minority and low-income students, employment and earnings data, degree and certification completion, and student learning. The institute considers over 1,000 U.S. community colleges for the honor every two years.

CPS budget hearings tonight may be heated

Budget watchdog Civic Federation has fallen in love

Hyman, Emanuel say City Colleges’ career focus has paid dividends

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said Tuesday that the city’s community college system is making progress in several areas and this year had a record number of graduates.

During a City Club of Chicago talk at which Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced Hyman, the chancellor said just over 2,000 City Colleges students were graduating each year when she took the reins in 2010.

Graduation recapped, tech contracts approved at City Colleges Board meeting

City Colleges of Chicago staff on Thursday presented an overview of the district’s 2014 commencement ceremony, which took place on May 3 and featured a keynote address from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

“This year [the ceremony] was pulled off so well, and so seamlessly, it didn’t feel like three hours,” said City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman.

The ceremony included the participation of 1,762 graduates, or 44 percent of the graduating class, according to Preston Harden, CCC’s associate vice chancellor of student affairs.

Business group promises to raise $30 million for City Colleges mentoring

City Colleges buildings to get energy retrofitting

The City Colleges of Chicago’s Dawson Technical Institute will receive a number of energy-saving infrastructure improvements over the next two years.

The training center for construction trades, located at the South Side Kennedy-King College campus, will get a new roof, HVAC units, and energy-efficient lighting upgrades.

On Thursday, the City Colleges Board awarded a two-year, $6.8 million contract for the work to Massachusetts-based Ameresco, Inc. Construction is expected to begin in May.

Facebook chief to speak at City Colleges commencement