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UW-Madison moves forward with free tuition program for first-generation transfer students
Madison.com
About 150 students at two-year colleges around Wisconsin are expected to enroll in a new University of Wisconsin-Madison program giving first-generation college students a year or more of free tuition when they transfer to the state’s flagship public university.

Meet the president: Germanna Community College’s new leader settles into her role
Culpeper Star-Exponent
Janet Gullickson says her challenge as president of the Virginia college is to manage and facilitate Germanna’s varied roles in its communities.

Commentary: Story of a Texas community college and the state legislature
Cleburne Times-Review
Community colleges in Texas receive no funds from the state to maintain the upkeep and operation of their facilities; therefore, a relationship and understanding of the economic impact to the state is critical with state legislators in appropriating general revenue funds to the colleges, writes Pam Boehm, president of Hill College.

Kentucky college has record number of graduates and credentials awarded
Herald-Dispatch
For the 2016-17 academic year, 861 students graduated from Ashland Community and Technical College, which is an increase of 29 percent over the previous year.

When it comes to affordable college education, conservative Tennessee has California beat
Los Angeles Times
Pending on the state Senate floor is a bill that would take a significant step toward free community college throughout California and return it to more affordable public higher educations.

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