DeSantis issues executive order on workforce education, requests millions for technical programs
Tampa Bay Times
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants Florida to go from No. 24 to No. 1 in the nation for its workforce and technical training programs by 2030, and he issued an executive order he said would be the first step to achieving that goal.

Commentary: DeVos is right, the U.S. should rethink higher ed – just not the way she wants to
Pacific Standard
Of all the regulatory changes DeVos is proposing, experts were particularly concerned about the proposed change allowing accredited institutions to outsource programs.

More L.A. County foster kids are enrolling in college
An increasing number of foster youth in Los Angeles County are making it into community colleges. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of enrolled foster youth rose 60 percent.

Pima Community College on verge of building boom to amp up workforce training
Arizona Daily Star
Pima Community College has boosted its technology-focused workforce-development programs in recent years, refining course offerings and investing millions of dollars in new, state-of-the art equipment.

Oregon community colleges highlight technical education programs for lawmakers
Salem Reporter
With a drone, virtual welding simulations and responsive CPR dummies, Oregon’s 17 community colleges brought some hands-on learning to the Oregon Capitol Friday.

Coconino Community College offers university transfer program online
Arizona Daily Sun
This month, CCC will launch its fully online Arizona General Education Curriculum certificate program, a 35-credit curriculum block of courses that fulfills general education requirements at all three state universities.

Virginia community college starts eSports team
Patrick Henry Community College is creating an eSports gaming arena, thanks to sponsorship from Mid-Atlantic Broadband.

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