Community colleges embrace state plan for four-year degrees
Crain’s Cleveland Business
A small entry in Ohio’s fiscal year 2018-2019 operating budget will mean a big change for the state’s community colleges, as they soon will be able to offer certain four-year degrees.

Two new community college presidents, one local, another a newcomer, start at Los Rios
Sacramento Bee
Michael Gutierrez and Whitney Yamamura ended up in Sacramento in different ways.

First Vietnamese-American college president relies on refugee past to connect with students
Mercury News
On the same day that Donald Trump took the oath of office some 3,000 miles away to become president of the United States, Thuy Thi Nguyen gathered her students at Foothill College and promised to support them no matter who they were or where they were from.

Editorial: KCTCS displays heart for students
Elizabethtown News Enterprise
If the new state Work Ready scholarship doesn’t come, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will work individually to ensure no student incurs unintended out-of-pocket expense.

Amended Foxconn bill includes $20M for training, state worker preference
Milwaukee Business Journal
The amendment also directs the University of Wisconsin System and state technical colleges to seek cooperation to provide training.

Is free community college possible and strategic?
The Advocate
The free-tuition community college movement should come as a wake-up call for Louisiana, whose own economic development statistics show that nearly half of the jobs coming to this state over the next few years require training at or above a two-year degree past high school.

Pugh’s plan for free community college gets warm reviews
Baltimore Sun
City council members consider the $1.5 million the mayor says is needed to pay for hundreds of students to attend Baltimore City Community College a relatively inexpensive proposal in a nearly $3 billion operating budget.

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