After Obama-era crackdown, for-profit colleges seek nonprofit status
Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
The change would save the schools millions in taxes, lessen federal oversight and distance them from a tarnished industry reputation.

Illinois community colleges closer to offering four year nursing degrees
Illinois News Network
An Illinois House panel this week approved a Senate bill to allow some community colleges in the state to offer four-year nursing degrees.

California community colleges launch self-employment pathways
California Economy Reporting
The purpose of the project is to prepare students to become freelancers and independent contractors in the growing gig economy.

Mississippi businesses want well-educated workers
Associated Press
Mississippi businesses say in an unscientific survey that the top item on their wish list is a well-educated workforce, with a strong work ethic, honesty and strong communications skills as the top traits they seek in workers.

Total recall: Remembering Anne Arundel Community College robo-commencement speaker
Capital Gazette
Do you remeber Robot Redford?

Bee hives established on Owens Community College
The hope is that the bees can not only help pollinate the community garden, but can be used as an additional teaching tool for students at the Ohio college.

Inaugural class finishes tough first year at Charleston County’s Early College High School
Charleston Post Courier
The allure of starting college with 60 credit hours already completed is enough to keep some of them from quitting and returning to a traditional school.

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