House Democrats prepare to scrutinize DeVos’s Education Department
New York Times
With control of the House and Senate divided, and President Donald Trump in charge of the executive branch, the prospects for the House Democrats’ legislative agenda for education may be limited, but their appetite for oversight of the Education Department appears limitless.

Oregon Senate passes bill that would allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees
Statesman Journal
The Oregon Senate has unanimously approved Senate Bill 3, which would give Oregon’s 17 community colleges the choice to offer applied baccalaureate or targeted four-year degree programs.

Alabama colleges to report outcomes, earnings for graduates
State Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh has released a first look at the wide range of measures soon to be made publicly available about outcomes for students attending Alabama’s institutions of higher education.

New partnership offers free classes for South Dallas residents
Fox 4 News
Work Ready U, a partnership between the Inner City Development Corporation and the Dallas Community College District, will offer free GED, English as a second language, and classes like IT, health care, welding and more to qualifying South Dallas residents.

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