Why the boardroom doesn’t need Ivy League degrees
The community college population has “so much potential,” said Chanda Gibson, executive director at the Council of Urban Professionals, which works to advance social justice issues like diversity and inclusion.

Tuition covered, but challenges remain, for students in Wisconsin college’s Promise program
Madison Area Technical College advisers help students fill out financial aid forms, and participants are required to take part in a college success course like the Learning to Learn camp.

American colleges will fail kids without these 5 crucial upgrades
New York Post
Community colleges have experienced the harshest cutbacks of all institutions of higher education in the country despite historic enrollment and a student-centered approach, which Cathy N. Davidson, director of the CUNY Graduate Center’s Futures Initiative, says elite colleges should model.

Commentary: The biggest misconception about today’s college students
New York Times
It will take sustained commitment by our elected officials, business leaders and philanthropists to increase support for routinely underfunded community colleges, writes Gail O. Mellow, president of New York’s LaGuardia Community College.

Why Apple is returning to community college
Community college students may have a lot more Apple-related course work during the new school year.

North KC schools launch program to grow new teachers
Kansas City Star
Students enrolled in the program participate in a two-week summer course their junior and senior years in high school for college credit. Upon graduating from high school, students would attend a community college tuition-free for two years before transferring to Northwest Missouri State.

OC president feels he’s found his calling
Odessa American
Heading into his 11th year as Odessa College president, Gregory Williams has seen the Texas school he helms change and grow in terms of the way it looks, enrollment, added programs, options for students and the way it is seen by the wider world.

Idaho community college pitching bond renewal to enhance student experience
The Gazette
If voters renew an existing tax for five years, it’ll raise $60 million.

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