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Harper College calls on Congress to give legal status to ‘Dreamers’
Chicago Daily Herald
In October, Harper was among dozens of schools to sign onto a letter from the American Association of Community Colleges urging Congress to pass legislation regarding the undocumented students.

Teens at work: Georgia expects German apprenticeship program to grow
WABE 90.1 FM (with audio)
Students start the three-year program when they’re 15 years old and are matched with a nearby technical college and a factory where they learn trade skills.

Georgia expanding Hope Career Grant program to construction, other trades
Gainesville Times
In the 2017 academic year, 17,777 students enrolled in technical colleges across the state were awarded certificates or diplomas in 12 areas of study.

Is DeVos devaluing degrees?
Inside Higher ED
The U.S. education secretary calls for more emphasis on workforce training, but many experts say general education matters more than she suggests.

Minnesota county mulls community college scholarships
Duluth News Tribune
St. Louis County commissioners will consider a resolution to spend $150,000 to create scholarships for area high school graduates to attend local two-year colleges.

Bipartisan plan emerges to train firefighters
Reading Eagle
Two Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced a bill to create a pilot program for community colleges to work with high schools to provide fire training to students.

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