Students to attend National Science conference in D.C.
Madera Tribune
Two Madera Community College Center students are among 50 students chosen from throughout the U.S. to attend the National Science Foundation-Advanced Technological Education conference set for October 22-25 in Washington, D.C.

High-school partnerships help Ohio’s community colleges grow enrollment
Columbus Dispatch
Community college enrollment is up across Ohio this fall, according to preliminary data from public colleges and universities, likely because they’re providing affordable programs and partnerships and college credit for high school students.

It’s ‘DACA Week’ At California Community Colleges
San Diego City College student Raymond Velasquez, a U.S. citizen, said his classmates have not cowered amid the uncertainty. He said the diverse campus has become more active.

Commentary: The perks of community college
Daily Californian
Public two-year colleges provide a better learning environment than many four-year schools, even elite institutions such as UC Berkeley.

California will provide a year of free community college for new students
Sacramento Bee
Assembly Bill 19 waives the first year of fees for any first-time student who enrolls full-time at one of 114 community colleges in the state. About half of the system’s 2.1 million students already receive fee waivers because of financial need.

Colorado community colleges search for new president
Under Nancy McCallin’s 14-year tenure, the state system reformed developmental education, created 34 seamless transfer agreements, received legislative approval to grant bachelor’s of applied science degrees and a bachelor’s degree for physician assistants.

Hope finally fulfilled: Eastern Shore Community College marks construction project
Delmarva Daily Times
Officials and community members gathered to celebrate the future 49,000-square-foot building, which will replace the existing 1970s-era facility.

Commentary: Solve the student debt crisis
U.S. News & World Report
At community colleges, the common recipe for success has involved two elements: first, leveraging more advanced remediation and placement tools that can place them in the right class and more effectively identify individual students’ granular knowledge gaps; and second, partnering with local “feeder” high schools to better align curricula and limit the number of students who enter college unprepared.

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