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Commetary: Use lottery surplus to help more students afford college
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Using state lottery dollars for education as intended could help a new generation of Georgians access higher education, shore up colleges that are economic engines in rural areas, and fulfill the workforce needs of small, medium and big businesses.

For-profit college owner agrees to erase $500M in student debt
Associated Press
A company that owns two national for-profit college chains has announced that it will erase nearly $500 million in debt incurred by former students as part of a settlement with 48 states and the District of Columbia.

All state universities, community colleges to receive suicide prevention tools
Watertown Daily Times
Under a new state law, New York universities and community colleges will be provided with additional prevention tools against suicide and depression.

Michigan community college students struggle with poverty, food insecurity
News/Talk 94.9 WSJM
As Michigan’s community colleges struggle to educate students, the poverty that students face is a a huge additional burden.

Victoria College monitors state funding
Victoria Advocate
David Hinds, president of Victoria College in Texas, hopes to see an expansion of the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program. 

Albany Tech’s Anthony Parker: We’ll be open for business Monday
Albany Herald
Hurricane Michael caused nearly $1.5 million in damages to Albany Technical College’s Carlton Construction Academy.

Commentary: The case for free community college
The Atlantic
High school is free. Community college should be, too, writes the mayor of Chicago.

St. Louis Community Colleges offer ‘Enrollment Express’ for new and returning students
KMOV.com
All of the St. Louis Community College locations are offering Enrollment Express, which is a one-stop shop to become a college student and register for upcoming courses for the spring semester.

Community college humanities students have new path to Case Western Reserve University degree
Cleveland.com
The goal is for Cleveland Humanities Collaborative scholars to finish their degree at CWRU in two years, after graduating with an associate degree from Lorain or Lakeland community colleges.

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