MacArthur’s bipartisan bill would incentivize growth of technical education training programs
Ripon Advance
A House bill to offer federal support to eligible entities that establish, redesign or expand job training programs would provide community colleges with “vital support to develop and expand career pathway programs, especially for economically disadvantaged students,” according to Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Regents endorse consolidation for state’s 12 community colleges
Hartford Courant
The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education has voted unanimously to approve a consolidation plan for the state’s 12 community colleges in an attempt to secure the financial future for the system.

Commentary: Meet Barack Obama and Donald Trump, college failures. Really?
Washington Post
Four-year schools lust after high graduation rates, so their efforts tend to focus on the students who count toward that — and transfer students don’t.

International students are keeping some community colleges afloat
Pacific Standard
As more and more states are launching their own versions of tuition-free college, those programs may come at the expense of international students, who often pay significantly more in tuition.

Under the hood of Walla Walla Community College’s automotive program
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
The Washington state newspaper is running a 10-part monthly series of stories highlighting the first 50 years of Walla Walla Community College, with this installment focusing on its automotive program.

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