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1 in 5 college students takes math courses that repeat what they already know
The Conversation
The problem of redundant college math is not confined to two-year colleges, where 25 percent of students were in redundant math courses. In four-year colleges, it is 18 percent.

Can apprenticeships help close U.S. skills gaps?
Fortune
Accenture recruits promising talent mainly through community colleges, then pays them while they add further job-specific training to the basic technical skills they’ve acquired in school. After six months to a year as apprentices, they’re hired as full-fledged employees.

Congress promised student borrowers a break. Education Department rejected 99% of them
NPR
Thousands of borrowers — nurses, teachers and other public servants — have complained that the requirements for the original program were so rigid and poorly communicated that lawmakers needed to step in. But, documents show, even this expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program isn’t working.

Those in recovery learning to help others at Pennsylvania college
WNEP 16
Luzerne County Community College this week opened a new institute where those who know addiction firsthand can become counselors.

Ohio college, sheriff’s office offer active shooter training to public
WDTN 2
Clark State Community College and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to offer free active shooter training to the public.

Beer fundamentals
Richmond Magazine
As the demand for skilled professionals increases in the craft brewing industry, Piedmont Virginia Community College’s workforce services — which specializes in trade certifications and professional development — is providing low-cost training.

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