Tennessee community college graduation rates on the rise
The Tennessee Board of Regents says 13.6 percent of students who began in 2010 graduated within three years. That has increased to 25.4 percent.

Lawmakers pepper Ojakian with questions about college consolidation plan
CT Mirror
Lawmakers had sharp comments and questions for Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian in a five-hour long forum on his controversial plan to consolidate the state’s 12 community colleges.

Delaware Senate approves community college bonding authority
Associated Press
The state Senate has approved a bill giving Delaware’s community college system authority to issue bonds to finance capital improvements.

West Virginia governor signs free tuition bill for community colleges
Associated Press
Republican Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill authorizing tuition grants to residents who are at least 18 years old and have completed a secondary program.

Commentary: Into the future — community colleges: Time for a new funding model
The Recorder
New York community colleges presidents and the SUNY Chancellor are advocating that community colleges be provided a baseline of funding below which state support cannot go, writes Dustin Swanger, president of Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

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