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Little support in U.S. for college students raising children
PBS NewsHour Weekend
After years squeezing morning and night class between part-time jobs and countless trips to and from daycare and after-school programs, Amber Angel, a 31-year-old single mom of two daughters, is in line to pick out her cap and gown for her college graduation.

Texas House passes bill seeking to ensure ‘free speech’ on college campuses
Texas Tribune
Senate Bill 18 would require public colleges and universities to create disciplinary sanctions for students who interfere with free speech activities.

Technical school grads finding work in large numbers
WXPR
A new report has a good deal of optimism for graduates of Wisconsin’s technical colleges.

Commentary: New Jersey’s free community college program should expand
Philly.com
This semester, schools across New Jersey have welcomed the first round of around 13,000 qualifying students to attend college free of tuition since Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced its pilot program last September. Already, it’s opening the door for students who otherwise could not afford a college education, writes Donald A. Borden, president of Camden County College.

Mississippi will pay for career certifications
Associated Press
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education was a prime mover behind a bill that Mississippi lawmakers passed almost unanimously earlier this year to pay public schools to turn out more career and technical students with industry certifications.

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