Community colleges asking for more money in this year’s state budget
ABC27 (with video)
Pennsylvania Gov.Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal calls for an appropriation of just over $230 million for the state’s community colleges. It’s the same as the last two years, and community college officials are saying that’s not good enough.

Commentary: Wolf, lawmakers need to invest in community colleges this budget season
The state money would go miles in helping our colleges continue to offer the valuable programs such as nursing, machinery, computer science and more that will help Pennsylvania fill its skills gap and connect qualified workers with businesses, writes Elizabeth Bolden, president of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges.

Dem gov candidate talks college affordability in Marion
Marion Star
Attending the annual conference of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges,  Richard Cordray, Ohio’s Democratic candidate for governor, said he wanted to learn how the state could better invest in higher education.

FVTC sees graduate employment rate hit highest mark in 17 years
Post Crescent
According to Fox Valley Technical College’s latest Graduate Employment Research Report, 95 percent of all 2017 FVTC graduates found employment within six months of graduation, the highest figure for the school in 17 years.

Public broadcasting station KLRU-TV will move to Austin Community College campus in 2020
Community Impact Newspaper
The idea of bringing Austin PBS station KLRU-TV’s studios to Austin Community College started as a discussion among longtime friends.

Strengthening the pipeline between high school and college: How the Community College of Baltimore County does it
American Youth Policy Forum blog
The three takeaways from a visit to the college include: state leadership matters; targeted student recruitment and staffing makes a difference; and innovation provides options.

This Southern California community college just awarded 18 four-year bachelor’s degrees
Eighteen students at Santa Monica College have earned some of the first four-year bachelor of science degrees to be awarded by a community college in California. The students were awarded four-year degrees in interaction design — a field that blends user experience, design and technology.

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