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U.S. Education Secretary praises industry and higher education partnerships on Tuscaloosa visit
AL.com
On day two of the Alabama leg of the “Rethink School” tour, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised Tuscaloosa-area higher education, business and industry leaders for working together to improve outcomes for students.

Astronaut with LI roots opens space exhibit at Cradle of Aviation Museum
Newsday
Robert “Hoot” Gibson spent just three years on Long Island: as a senior at Huntington High School and as a freshman and sophomore at Suffolk County Community College. But it was his time spent at the Suffolk college, where he majored in engineering science, that led him to become an astronaut.

Calhoun exposes students to manufacturing job opportunities
DecaturDaily.com
Calhoun Community College — with the support of local industry partners — opened its doors to more than 700 students who participated in hands-on activities and were exposed to some of the best-paying jobs in the state.

S.D. tech schools continue to see growth
Daily Republic
It marks the seventh time since the 2010-11 school year that the two-year technical institutes on South Dakota have seen year-over-year increases in enrollment.

A pitch for community colleges
Highland Community News
Two representatives of the California’s Bernardino Community College District encouraged the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce to support Proposition CC, $470 million bond issue on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Radio stars: Cayuga Community College students attend national event
Auburnpub.com
Autumn Brewer was amazed she played a piano touched by Sir Paul McCartney.

Lord Fairfax Community College is expanding heavy equipment operators program
LocalDVM.com (with video)
A year after becoming the first community college in Virginia to offer a statewide industry credential program for heavy equipment operators, Lord Fairfax Community College is expanding the program.

Hunger is a problem on a Washington college campus. Two students devised a solution
News Tribune
What began as a class project for two Tacoma Community College students has turned into a permanent resource for hungry students at the two-year school.

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