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Text nudging keeps students on track at Stark State
Canton Repository
Stark State College is one of four community colleges participating in an initiative where selected students are sent periodic text messages to help them stay on track toward their degree. Early results are promising, officials say.

Students struggle with remedial needs at region’s community colleges
Santa Fe New Mexican
Some students choose not to take challenging coursework at the high school level — perhaps thinking they will not attend college — and then change their minds.

Pine Belt community college presidents talk pros/cons of Mississippi’s free tuition bill
Hattiesburg American
Enrollment at community colleges could increase and the ability to keep students might improve, if state lawmakers approve a bill to provide free tuition to community college students taking specific career technical majors.

Proposed new online community college faces skepticism
89.3 KPCC
California Gov. Jerry Brown seeks $100 million to design the curriculum plus an annual operating budget of $20 million. But even if the new college is funded, it faces various hurdles.

St. Clair Community College invests in Port Huron’s renewal
Crain’s Detroit Business
Under President Deborah Snyder, St. Clair County Community College has embarked on several development projects and considers itself a major partner in Port Huron’s urban renewal.

Lawmakers advances bill to force West Virginia colleges to allow concealed guns
Charleston Gazette-Mail
The West Virginia House Education Committee has advanced legislation that would require public two-year and four-year colleges to allow people to carry concealed guns on their campuses, including in their buildings and at sporting events, if those individuals have permits.

Food insecurity major issue at community colleges
Times Telegram
Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes that New York would be the first state to require every public campus to have a food pantry.

Commentary: President’s call for vocational schools highlights higher education issues
Baltimore Sun
Roughly 12 million students are enrolled in community colleges in the nation — about 45 percent of all U.S. undergraduates — which tells me that many people understand what we do, writes Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard.

Commentary: The conservative case for community colleges, Part I
James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal (blog)
This option offers many advantages, but affluent, well-educated parents often dismiss community colleges because of the stereotypes that have been perpetuated in the media.

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