Murphy’s 2020 budget calls for expanding free community college
Press of Atlantic City
Gov. Phil Murphy called for $15.4 billion to fund K-12 education in New Jersey next year, as well as expanded funding for his free community college program as part of his 2020 budget address.

Behind bars and in college postsecondary education in Illinois’ prison system
Reporter Lee Gaines discusses her series on how severe budget cuts in Illinois, plus changes to eligibility for federal Pell Grant dollars, have reduced the number of prisoners earning postsecondary credentials and degrees.

Tennesseans support increasing student college readiness, technical training
The Tennessean
A new survey shows Tennesseans want to see a similar, if not increased, investment in college education under Republican Gov. Bill Lee. There is also a consensus that Lee should focus on increasing college readiness and technical opportunities.

Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard interviews former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan
The discussion covers a broad range of education topics, from community violence and education equity, to high-quality teachers and their compensation, and more.

Social media campaign started in Ohio seeks to end the community college stigma
News 5 Cleveland
#endCCstigma. That’s where you will find Steve Robinson, president of Owens Community College, on social media.

House defeats amendments to last-dollar-in community college bill
West Virginia MetroNews
The West Virginia House of Delegates has defeated several amendments aimed at broadening the scope of the last-dollar-in community college bill.

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