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Seven years later, California college program helping to fix transfer process
89.3-KPCC (with audio)
To make the degree program happen, faculty groups in each system had to agree on each other’s list of classes for dozens of majors.

Madison Area Technical College unveils new facility for law enforcement students and agencies
Madison.com
The approximately $4 million, 40-acre facility includes buildings for classroom instruction and a large paved block. It also features curved, uphill, downhill and straight roadways to mimic actual situations officers might face in the field, giving a boost to area law enforcement agencies’ training options.

Regents approve plan to merge UW Colleges with four-year universities
Madison.com
Wisconsin’s two-year UW Colleges are set to become branch campuses of nearby four-year universities by the start of the 2018 school year after the University of Wisconsin System board of regents approved a sweeping and controversial reorganization of the schools.

Savannah Technical College helping with shortage of truck drivers
WTOC
There is a national shortage of truck drivers in the United States and the American Trucking Association hopes to have 50,000 more drivers by the end of the year. Savannah Technical College thinks it can help meet that goal.

Senate approves legislation for maritime centers of excellence
WorkBoat (blog)
San Jacinto College in Pasedena, Texas, is one step closer to having a Maritime Center of Excellence.

Whaley promises free community college for all Ohioans in campaign for governor
Cleveland Scene Weekly
The mayor of Dayton wants to offer universal free community college tuition to all Ohio residents.

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