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Portland Community College tees up $185M bond on Tuesday’s ballot
Portland Business Journal
If passed by voters, the bond — PCC’s first since 2008 — would help fund construction of a new workforce training center in Northeast Portland, renovate a health technology building on the Sylvania campus and help the college keep up with security, disability access, maintenance and other issues.

Commentary: How two Virginia colleges are reducing costs and accelerating completion
Washington Post
Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College have been developing cost-efficient degree pathways for years.

Commentary: Free first-year tuition is only a start for community colleges
Sacramento Bee
We should recognize that the struggle to lower the cost of attending college has only begun, writes Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges.

It’s no longer ‘college or bust’
WBUR
Google and Ernst & Young stress demonstrated skill proficiency rather than college degrees in their hiring processes.

Panel says branding is critical for West Virginia’s future
Beckley Register-Herald
Three business leaders from technology and education fields say branding the state’s positive attributes is critical to build a better workforce for the future.

South Carolina college looks to grow agriculture program
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Spartanburg Community College hopes one of its newest programs is the final step to prepare students interested in careers in farming, agriculture or food science.

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