New York to fund college courses for prisoners
New York Times
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is awarding more than $7 million in grants to higher education institutions – including Mohawk Valley Community College and Jefferson Community College – to provide courses to prison inmates.

College aids K-12 students
Daily Herald
Elgin Community College in Illinois plans to distribute 1,600 backpacks filled with school supplies to local families.

Community college students borrow less but struggle to repay loans
Buffalo News
At all but one community college in New York, at least half of former students who borrowed money were not making progress on paying down their loans within three years.

Nebraska colleges see eclipse as educational opportunity
Omaha World-Herald
Mid-Plains Community College plans to bus students and staffers on Aug. 21 from its McCook campus to its North Platte campus, which is in the zone of totality for the solar eclipse. Central Community College moved the first day of school from Aug. 21 to the following day, and Western Nebraska Community College is passing out special sunglasses and taking an hour-long break for cookies and eclipse viewing.

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