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Tennessee Board of Regents requests funding for four new initiatives
Kingsport Times News
The board has recommended $14.1 million to fund four priority requests for education, job-training and security initiatives across the state’s community and technical college system for the next fiscal year. They include 100 new success coaches to bolster student advising.

Many Illinois students leaving state to attend college
State Journal-Register
Illinois has the second-highest rate nationally of college freshmen choosing to leave the state to pursue higher education — a mark it hit even before the state’s two-year budget impasse — and preliminary figures this fall suggest the numbers continue to look grim.

Irwin’s bill addressing remedial community college courses awaits governors signature
Ventura County Star
The California legislature recently passed a bill that would prompt changes in the way students are placed into remedial courses at community colleges throughout California.

Study to determine root cause of struggles with math
SCNow
Elaine Craft, recent retired director of the Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence at Florence Darlington Technical College, is working to determine the role that the two-year colleges have in the development of future engineers.

More students enroll in technical colleges
KAKE.com
Technical colleges across Kansas added nearly 1,000 students this year, with a majority choosing Wichita Area Technical College.

Kirkland tech school could offer a new route to a four-year engineering degree in Washington
Seattle Times
Three public technical schools in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia have forged an agreement that will lead to more internships, easy ways to transfer between the schools.

 

KCTCS president visits ECTC and talks system’s future
News-Enterprise
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System system has embarked on an authentic identity project to identify where the system should be going as it celebrates its 20th anniversary next year.

More colleges add free food pantries as ‘starving student’ cliche becomes reality
OCRegister
Steve Hoang had more than schoolwork to fret about his first year of college. He went hungry.

Commentary: What to expect when you’re expecting a new technical program
La Crosse Tribune
Creating a new program at a technical college is similar to a planned pregnancy.

Montgomery County Community College helps make Pottstown a microcosm of growth
Reading Eagle
An office in a renovated 1886 industrial building, previously home to Vaughn Knitting Mill and the Kiwi Shoe Polish Factory, is the perfect spot for David DiMattio, Montgomery County Community College’s new vice president of workforce development and continuing education.

Gwinnett Tech president says school needs to reach more people
Gwinnettdailypost.com
Gwinnett Technical College President D. Glen Cannon says that the college’s goals for the next year include reaching more people in several different groups.

Study: Taking college classes in high school helps students earn degrees down the road
89.3 KPCC
A new study finds that more high school students earn a college degree – and do it more quickly – if they’ve taken community college classes at their high school.

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