Free community college would boost state’s budget
Connecticut Mirror
A proposal to provide free community college tuition in Connecticut to recent high school graduates would lead to a dramatic surge in enrollment and would thus ease state finances, proponents say.

Amarillo College accepts ‘no excuses’ in pursuing its anti-poverty mission
Lumina Foundation’s Focus
The No Excuses Poverty Initiative has brought a cultural change and sharply improved completion rates to Amarillo College, a north Texas institution with just over 10,000 students.

Aligning skills and education with workforce demands
Spectrum News
Owens Community College President Steve Robinson says the workforce development role of two-year schools is increasing as the need for employees grows in Ohio.

Austin Community College to add second bachelor’s degree
Community Impact Newspaper
Students at Austin Community College in Texas can earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and, beginning in spring 2020, be able to work toward a bachelor of applied science degree in information technology.

College turns to technology to increase safety
CBS Sacramento
The Los Rios Community College District in California is adding new campus security measures, such as the Guardian app which sends emergency alerts to students.

Extra help available to struggling students in New Jersey
New Jersey 101.5
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is turning to the Scaling Up Community College Efforts for Student Success program to help colleges identify ways to strengthen academic and other student support systems.

Opinion: Free college, the best version
New York Times
Eliminating tuition at two-year colleges would send a message that Americans are supposed to continue their education beyond high school while avoiding a handout to the upper-middle-class families who would benefit from proposed free four-year college plans.

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