State budget talks face standstill in community college funding dispute
New Jersey News 12
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the state legislature are in disagreement over how much funding to give community colleges in this year’s state budget.

Editorial: Community colleges get a budget break
Albany Democrat Herald
It looks as though the same unexpectedly brisk tax collections in Oregon that gave a boost to higher education funding also have paid off for the state’s community colleges.

Commentary: How Ohio is working to solve the workforce gap and skills shortage
Columbus Business First
One of the most ubiquitous and politically charged issues in the news these days is that of mobilizing industry, education and policymakers as each recognizes the urgency and criticality of the workforce gap and skills shortage in Ohio and throughout the nation, writes Central Ohio Technical College’s Vicki Maple.

Accrediting agency approves change that allows GTC to offer bachelor’s degree
With Greenville Technical College’s applied baccalaureate in advanced manufacturing technology coming this fall, South Carolina joins 25 states where policies authorize two-year colleges to offer at least one bachelor’s degree.

Putting faces to students aided by free tuition at community colleges
NJ Spotlight
Many students at Essex County College have had their lives changed by the state’s new free community college tuition program.

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