Washington state moves toward free and reduced college tuition, with businesses footing the bill
New York Times
Washington State lawmakers have taken a major step toward offering free or reduced college tuition using funds from businesses there, including Amazon and Microsoft, in a move that is being applauded by policy analysts for its innovation and reach.

Commentary: Free college, the best version
New York Times
In Tennessee, the three-year community college graduation rate has risen to 23 percent from 14 percent. In Chicago, the graduation rate has risen to 24 percent from 11 percent. Many more Chicago community college students are also transferring to four-year colleges.

Bills introduced to expand access to education to those with criminals records
Big Island Now
The Promoting Reentry through Education in Prisons (PREP) Act is new legislation that would improve federal prison education by creating both an office within the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) focused on federal correctional education and a new program focused on partnerships between federal prisons and local education providers. It would also provide training and resources for state and local prisons to use in their own education programs.

County supervisor urges return to free community college
Full-time students facing steep housing costs in the Bay Area should not have to pay to attend classes at San Mateo County Community College, according to a county supervisor.

Howard Community College releases second student academic research journal
Baltimore Sun
For the past year, Roshae Roberts has been working with a team of other Howard Community College students who researched tobacco hornworm caterpillars and their feeding inductions. After nearly two years of student-conducted research, the group’s findings were published in an academic journal produced by the college.

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