Bill Seymour (left), president of Cleveland State Community College, welcomes Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to the college's commencement on May 6. (Photo: Nathan Ball Photography)

Tuition-free community college to become the norm in Tennessee
USA Today
Tennessee will become the first state in the nation to offer tuition-free community college to nearly every resident without a degree.

Commentary: Community colleges poised to fill job gaps
The Olympian
The 34 institutions in Washington state that are best equipped to prepare local workforce to fill available jobs are operating at 2007 funding levels and are once again poised to suffer cuts at the hands of the legislature, writes Timothy Stokes, president of South Puget Sound Community College.

Commentary: Howard Community College’s focus on students will carry on
Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s Howard Community College will remain a vibrant part of the county 50 years from now because the college has an entrepreneurial spirit, is agile and flexible, and uses data to influence decisions.

Commentary: The plight of community colleges
Providence Journal
If community colleges want to help students achieve their goals, they must change the way they do business, beginning with their admission and remediation policies, writes Ron Wolk, a former vice president of Brown University.

Editorial: Community colleges need affordability
Fort Worth Star Telegram
One major benefit of some community colleges, especially in Tarrant County, Texas, is excellent nursing programs that usually have pathways for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree at a nearby university, if they want.

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