New tech college pathway aimed at advanced engineering
Journal Times
In Wisconsin, a new program is in development to prepare local high school students for careers in advanced manufacturing.

Home-schooled Massachusetts student set to graduate local community college
Lowell Sun
Sierra DeWalt, a 17-year-old home-schooled student, hopes to earn a high-school credential around the same time she earns an associate degree, thanks to Middlesex Community College’s Dual Enrollment Academy.

Partnership starting to spark interest
Marietta Times
A new partnership arrangement announced in December by Washington State Community College and Marietta College appears to be having some impact.

What if more poor kids went to tech school after high school?
The State
Last year, the South Carolina General Assembly funded a pilot scholarship program for Williamsburg County residents who attend Williamsburg Technical College, designed to increase college attendance and completion by alleviating the financial burdens associated with college.

Why free college tuition is spreading from cities to states
In the past two years, a dozen states have joined more than 200 localities in offering free tuition to four-year colleges, community colleges and technical schools.

Free community college plan picks up steam in West Virginia legislature
Charleston Gazette-Mail
The legislature is likely to tackle a plan to make community college more affordable — perhaps going so far as to make it free for West Virginia students — agreed lawmakers participating in an education panel.

West Virginia college group to promote job creation
Associated Press
Ten public higher education institutions are planning to promote job creation and economic opportunities in southern West Virginia.

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