Communty College of Allegheny County http://wesa.fm en CCAC Program Aims to Turn Credits into Credentials http://wesa.fm/post/ccac-program-aims-turn-credits-credentials <p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Monday marks the kick-off of a Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) initiative that highlights the benefits of earning college degree over college credits.&nbsp; The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cccompletionchallenge.org/" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(131, 1, 105); text-decoration: underline;">Commit to Complete program</a>&nbsp;is part of a larger challenge stemming from the White House and several national organizations including the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa Honor&nbsp;Society.<a href="http://www.cccompletionchallenge.org/" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(131, 1, 105); text-decoration: underline;"> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 23:53:45 +0000 Emily Farah 2210 at http://wesa.fm CCAC Teachers get a Raise http://wesa.fm/post/ccac-teachers-get-raise <div class="field-item even"><p>The Community College of Allegheny County has approved a three percent raise for about 330 faculty union members.&nbsp; The deal with Local 2067 of the American Federation of Teachers is for one year&nbsp;only.</p><p>The trustees of the school unanimously approved the plan on Thursday night. The deal comes with a price tag of $650,000 in the 2013-14 school&nbsp;year.</p><p>CCAC spokesman David Hoovler said annual salaries across the bargaining unit average&nbsp;$65,000.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:02:09 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 2259 at http://wesa.fm CCAC Teachers get a Raise City Council News with Noah Brode http://wesa.fm/post/city-council-news-noah-brode <p>90.5 WESA reporter <strong>Noah Brode</strong> gives us a look at how Pittsburgh city council is reacting to the resignation of police chief Nate Harper and attempting to push for police department transparency.</p><p>Last week, members of Pittsburgh city council proposed a bill that would allow the city to hire a consultant to advise on "examination and selection" policies for police officers.&nbsp; Another bill would provide money to the Community College of Allegheny County for applicants to prepare for the examinations. Councilman Ricky Burgess has also introduced a measure that would require the bureau of police to publicize its operating procedures annually, to increase transparency.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:13:08 +0000 Heather McClain 1546 at http://wesa.fm City Council News with Noah Brode “The Big Read” Returns To Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/big-read-returns-pittsburgh <div class="field-item even"><p>For the third straight year, the Community College of Allegheny County will dedicate a month to&nbsp;literacy.</p><p>This year, the Big Read work will be Carson McCullers’ <em>The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter</em>. Debuted to great acclaim in 1940, the novel focuses on the experiences of a deaf man in the racially charged atmosphere of the Depression-era&nbsp;South.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:29:00 +0000 Jared Adkins 1520 at http://wesa.fm “The Big Read” Returns To Pittsburgh