Kentucky universities, colleges could opt out of troubled pension system under bill
Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky’s regional universities and community college system could opt out of the state’s troubled pension system under a new legislative proposal, but it could be a very expensive proposition for them.

Why a Wisconsin college wants more women in its trade programs
News8000.com – WKBT
Western Technical College has a simple new strategy to solve the complex problem of a trade worker shortage: They’re going to target more women.

This South Carolina scholarship penalizes students who chose tech school. A bill seeks to change that
Charleston Post and Courier
A new bill introduced in the state House of Representatives would prevent high-performing students from paying a penalty for starting at a two-year or technical college.

In national tour of colleges, Beto O’Rourke visits MATC
Wisconsin Public Radio News
Potential 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made his first stop in Wisconsin on Friday, meeting with students at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Ohio chancellor of higher education visits Lorain County Community College
Chronicle Telegram
Ohio’s new chancellor of higher education, Randy Gardner, spent his first official visit to Lorain County Community College asking what state lawmakers can do for the college and what the college is doing for the regional economy.

Back to community college
In Massachusetts, transfers from four-year institutions comprise a third of Northern Essex Community College students.

Illinois college initiative aimed at recruiting, retaining black male students
Bristol Herald Courier
Officials at Waubonsee Community College had noticed it for a while. Across the country, African-American males graduate at a substantially lower rate than their peers. 

Alabama community colleges set legislative agenda
Tuscaloosa News
The Alabama Community College System will seek additional funding as part of a legislative agenda that includes support for efforts to develop a statewide workforce development plan and consideration of a possible future bond issue for public education.

Pathway to success
A local task force is looking at options to better serve students and the local workforce.

Oklahoma community colleges tackle multiple missions
Of the 222,000 students in Oklahoma’s public higher education system, 42 percent attend a community college. 

New York college buying former Neighborhood House child care site
Auburn Citizen
Cayuga Community College is buying a shuttered former Auburn day care staple under a plan to expand the college’s child care program.

Californa community college offers free drone technology classes
Grossmont College will offer free training in drone piloting to qualified students thanks to a $6 million federal America’s Promise grant through the U.S. Department of Labor.

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