Coral reef researcher touts ATE effects on Pacific island colleges
ATE Impact blog
Four Advanced Technological Education (ATE) project grants for the Partnership for Advanced Marine and Environmental Science Training for Pacific Islanders have focused on different aspects of building the STEM skills of Pacific Islanders in culturally sensitive ways that prepare them for STEM careers, particularly in environmental science.

Head of Minnesota State higher-ed system blitzes state, seeking students to train for high-demand jobs
Star Tribune
Chancellor Devinder Malhotra is hosting media, employers and lawmakers at community colleges across the state to promote the system’s workforce development scholarships, which started as a $1 million pilot project this past school year to draw students to high-demand occupations.

Editorial: Let California’s homeless community college students park overnight in school lots
Los Angeles Times
The state should reimburse the colleges for the potential costs of Assembly Bill 302 — which would require community colleges with parking facilities to allow homeless students who live in their vehicles to park in lots overnight — but that’s a complicated, lengthy process. In the meantime, colleges would have to pay for this.

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