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Morgan State University, community colleges partner at Laurel College Center
Baltimore Sun
Morgan State University president David Wilson has signed a memorandum of agreement with the presidents of Howard and Prince George’s community colleges to bring two of its baccalaureate programs to the Laurel College Center for students who plan to earn a four-year bachelor’s degree from the Baltimore City college.

Job training and community college put coal miners on a new path
PBS NewsHour (video)
Coal miners in the heart of Appalachia face unemployment and uncertainty as the expansion of automation and natural gas threatens the industry that’s been an economic bedrock. But a West Virginia nonprofit matches displaced workers to sustainable jobs in agriculture or carpentry while helping them pursue associate degrees.

Commentary: Blocking new role for community colleges short-sighted
Fairfield Daily Republic
If California is to close the skills gap and help more Californians enjoy its bounty, it needs all of its higher education systems to contribute. Academic turf battles and narrow union agendas will thwart the much-needed effort unless Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators make it happen.

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