Free community and technical college legislation passes first committee
Martinsburg Journal
An effort led by the president of the West Virginia Senate to make community and technical colleges free for in-state students was unanimously passed out of the Senate Education Committee this week.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?
Hechinger Report
Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion.

Commentary: Awareness of hunger on college campuses must be the beginning
Gloucester Daily Times
The light bulb came on for me when in 2016, I was walking the halls of my college, North Shore Community College, and overheard one student ask another if they had anything to eat because she hadn’t eaten anything for two days, writes President Patricia Gentile.

Nursing extern says Self’s program gives hands-on experience
Leila Shaw was working as a pharmacy technician at Self Regional Medical Center when she made the decision to further her education. Shaw, now 35, enrolled at Piedmont Technical College, and is pursuing her associate degree in nursing.

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