Collins’ bill aims to prevent quagmire that threatened UMPI’s TRIO program
The County
Legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) would ensure that minor technical errors do not stop colleges and universities from accessing grants for the TRIO programs that serve low-income and first-generation students.

Victoria College to receive $11M for next two years; funding does not include Harvey relief
Victoria Advocate
In Texas, a state bill that would have secured funding for eight community colleges affected by Hurricane Harvey failed, according to Victoria College President David Hinds. The bill would have added $12.7 million for the campuses, including Victoria College, that lost tuition revenue and other fees because of the hurricane.

New facilities, more funding could keep college students in state
Chicago Daily Herald
The interim director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education is hopeful a combination of added infrastructure and operations funding for state universities and colleges will help entice Illinois students to remain in the state for their college education.

Tech college officials working on Chinese partnership
Associated Press
Officials at Western Technical College in Wisconsin are trying to develop a partnership with a Chinese university.

Somerset Community College offers easier, more affordable education with University Center partnership
Sentinel Echo
Somerset Community College recently unveiled a new program titled the University Center of Southern Kentucky which will allow students to obtain a bachelor’s degree from another university in the state while staying on the college’s campus.

Commentary: Community colleges deliver value
News Herald
If we’re talking about labor-market returns, let’s make sure young people — and the not-so-young people who make education policy — don’t overlook the great potential of proximate, affordable community colleges, writes John Hood, chair of the John Locke Foundation.

Women could solve manufacturing’s labor crisis
Manufacturing has a critical shortage of skilled workers — more than 2 million are needed now, and the problem is getting worse. But very few women are rushing to fill the gap.

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