Large drop in financial aid applicants from undocumented students at Calif. community colleges

So far this year, only 20,000 students sent in requests for financial aid, compared to 34,000 in previous year.

Commentary: Better funding would help EdCC, EvCC prepare workforce

The single most important factor in job creation in Washington is the quality of our workforce, and nobody else trains the workforce like community and technical colleges, write David Beyer, president of Everett Community College, and Jean Hernandez, president of Edmonds Community College.

Math association assists with materials for community college students

The Kansas Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges provides materials for community college math instructors.

Proposal threatens community college funding

Nebraska’s community colleges would lose the ability to levy local property taxes on Jan. 1, 2020, under a measure creating a task force to study the educational offerings and funding mechanisms of the six colleges.

Seattle may spend $6.5M to expand free community college program

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to spend as much as $6.5 million in the coming years to make the first year of community college free to graduates of some city high schools.

Why aren’t there more Mich. community college graduates?

Despite a push by politicians from former President Barack Obama to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to get more people to go to community colleges in an effort to improve the talent base in America and Michigan, the number of completions — those students who either complete a two-year degree or transfer to a four-year school — has remained low.

Editorial: Lack of competition hurts nursing students

A little competition never hurt anybody, so it’s a bit dismaying to see Michigan’s state-run universities banding together to prevent community colleges from offering more bachelor’s degrees.

Baltimore lawmakers push reform plan for city community college

A bill introduced in the Maryland General Assembly would create a seven-member reform board that would be charged with adopting new policies and hiring the college’s next president.

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