Top colleges seek diversity from a new source: transfer students
A proven ground for recruiting smart, low-income students is through transfers, especially from community colleges.

Oregon community colleges would take major hit if Gov. Brown’s proposed budget passes
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s two proposed budgets have major implications for the state’s community colleges.

California lawmakers call for two years of free community college
CBS Los Angeles
Two years of free tuition could be in the future for first-time community college students under a proposed law in California.

Austin Community College asks state legislature to provide option to end trustee runoff elections
Community Impact Newspaper
Unlike public school districts within the state of Texas, the state’s education code does not give community college districts the ability to decide between the current majority system and a plurality election — in which the candidate with the highest total number of votes would receive the board of trustees seat without the need for a runoff election.

Take a ‘Journey to Mars’ at Texas State Technical College
Fox 44 KWKT
Central Texas students could have a chance to see what it’s like to venture to Mars. It’s part of a program through Texas State Technical College that helps increase interests related to STEM learning.

Colleges look to be partners, not competitors
Four Southeast Minnesota colleges are working together to “regionalize” the delivery of higher education in the region.

Community colleges in Virginia get grants to change up curriculum
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is starting an initiative to help community colleges better train their students with technical skills.

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