Report finds state’s colleges falling short of mission
Daily Democrat
A new report on California community colleges sets a number of goals for the two-year college system, such as increasing by 20 percent the number of community college students who end up with associate degrees, or obtain certification for “specific skill sets that prepare them for an in-demand job.”

Commentary: Free community college in Arizona if I’m elected governor
Arizona gubernatorial candidate David Garcia explains his plan to make community college tuition free in Arizona, as long as students remain on track to receive a two-year degree.

Say goodbye To X+Y: Should community colleges abolish algebra?
If you’re not a STEM major, why even study algebra? That’s the argument Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California community college system, made in an interview with NPR’s Robert Siegel.

Former WVBC students more at ease with educational future
Former students of West Virginia Business College feel a little more secure in their future in education thanks to the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia.

Ohio Stark State eyes four-year degree offerings
Canton Repository
While Ohio’s Stark State College already offers access to bachelor’s degrees at more than 40 universities and other colleges through credit transfer agreements, this would be the first time the county’s largest higher education institution would offer a four-year degree program entirely on its own campuses.

Ohio college will seek renewal of $27M levy
Dayton Daily News
Sinclair Community College will ask Montgomery County voters to renew a 3.2-mill levy on the ballot this fall.

Commentary: The trouble with trade school
New York Times
Vocational education is not a perfect solution to blue-collar wage stagnation, and it can’t be the only solution.

Santa Fe Community College adding several new certificates
Associated Press
The New Mexico school recently announced it would offer certificates and an associate in applied science.

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