Support grows for major shift in Pell
Inside Higher Ed
Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding.

Foxconn forces Wisconsin to confront acute shortage of automation-age tech workers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Each of the region’s two-year technical colleges would need all hands on deck to customize a new 21st-century curriculum.

Prospective BTC nursing students camp out to get ahead
Bellingham Herald
People in lawn chairs, sleeping bags and hammocks camped out to turn in their nursing program applications ahead of the 8 a.m. Monday application window at Bellingham Technical College in Washington state.

Commentary: Were not doing students favors by overselling college degrees
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Howard Root, formerly of CEO of Vascular Solutions, Inc., makes the case for students to pursue other paths to their dreams besides a four-year college.

Commentary: Success doesnt always require a four-year degree
Bloomington Pantagraph
Community colleges like Heartland Community College in Normal and Richland Community College in Decatur play an important role in career and technical education, writes U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois).

Minnesota State’s Summer Scholars Academy to help incoming students avoid remedial courses
When Nick Gustafson, 18, applied to North Hennepin Community College to pursue a degree in nursing, he realized he’d have to address his “love-hate relationship” with math before he could enroll in any credit-bearing math courses this fall.

Ohio college plans 4-year degree in manufacturing to meet job demand
Springfield News Sun
Clark State Community College plans to offer a bachelor’s degree for the first time next year as local manufacturers have increasingly sought skilled managers to fill a gap in their workforce.

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