With dorms closed, homeless students struggle to find housing during the holidays
News & Observer
There are misconceptions regarding student homelessness — many students do not understand how someone living in a dorm can be considered homeless.

Haslam reflects on record: ‘Eight years trying to get to the right answer instead of just our answer or the political answer’
Chattanooga Times Free Press
As he prepares to leave office next month, Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam can look back on a record that includes a groundbreaking program offering tuition-free community college scholarships as well as improved student test scores, record job creation, a new road-funding program and more.

Crowder College boosts student retention, graduation to support state workforce goals
Joplin Globe
Data provided by the college show that the number of graduates grew from 583 in the 2010-11 academic year to 1,153 last year.

Editorial: Community college funding must become a state priority
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
K-12 basic education has gotten all the budget attention in Washington state, but two-year schools can’t be ignored.

‘Free’ community college in California is great marketing, questionable economics
San Francisco Chronicle
While it may have the intended effect — encouraging more students to go full time — it will also have the unintended consequence of shifting some college costs from the federal government to the state.

MAC’s goal is to grow enrollment
Daily Journal Online
Missouri’s Mineral Area College is in stable financial shape but faces a battle — as do other community colleges in the state — of building enrollment in a time when many potential students are foregoing further education for getting a job to pay the bills.

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