Residents of ‘fragile communities’ value higher education
Despite increasing costs, 62 percent of Americans in communities with concentrated poverty and limited access to educational and economic opportunities say a college education is “very important.”
Viewpoint: Making HEA work
To improve employment opportunities for the disadvantaged, the Higher Education Act should provide more funding and incentives to strengthen workforce programs at community colleges.
Texas colleges partner to streamline higher education
South Texas College (STC) and Western Governors University (WGU) Texas signed an agreement to make higher education degrees more accessible, affordable and flexible, including a 5 percent tuition discount for STC graduates who transfer to WGU.
Massachusetts college hires an ombudsperson
Holyoke Community College creates a new position called ombudsperson/chief culture officer.
College merger discussed
Shore Daily News
A county official in Virginia suggests Eastern Shore Community College, which is undergoing a reboot, could become a branch of Tidewater Community College.