Cochran plays key role in return of year-round Pell grant program
Daily Corinthian (subscription)
There has been bipartisan support for reinstatement of year-round Pell grants since they were eliminated, but until now the stars had not aligned, writes David Baime of the American Association of Community Colleges.

West Virginia higher ed policy under scrutiny
Wheeling Intelligencer
West Virginia lawmakers could consider a plan next year that would change the funding method for the state’s colleges and universities.

Nebraska’s Metro Community College program helping inmates transition back into society
Omaha World-Herald
The Metro 180 Re-Entry Assistance Program helps those in prison, on work release and out of prison with emotional support, skills in computer and cellphone use, résumé writing and banking.

Chris Abele gives $500,000 to MATC Promise Program
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced a personal pledge to give Milwaukee Area Technical College $500,000 to expand the MATC Promise Program to serve more people with tuition-free college.

Football programs at four Maricopa Community Colleges could be cut
A task force that reviewed 10 schools’ athletics programs has recommended four Arizona community colleges cut football.

Community college may be the secret sauce in affordable education
One way to avoid taking on crushing debt is to spend the first two years picking up credits at a steep discount at a community college and then transfer to a four-year, in-state public university.

Q&A with the new president of Tompkins Cortland Community College
Orinthia Montague discusses workforce development, student recruitment and more.

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