Advising and peer connections: Helping transfer students earn a college degree
James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
Q&A with Derrick Nantz, who directs the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) at Wake Technical Community College, about the program and how it has helped North Carolina’s students.

Napa, Santa Rosa community colleges join nearly dozen in California creating housing for students
North Bay Business Journal
The lack of affordable housing, food insecurity and different needs among the community college population are the big drivers for Santa Rosa Junior College to pursue on-campus housing, says President Frank Chong.

Funding cuts, high tuition spawn a cost crisis at Michigan colleges
Grand Haven Tribune
Families don’t get much help from the state in paying tuition – the state also is among the stingiest in the nation in financial aid. Combined, state and local aid reaches only 18.9 percent of community college students and 17.5 percent of public university students.

Aspiring budtenders learning the ins and outs of cannabis dispensary work at first community college course of its kind in Illinois
Chicago Tribune
Students who complete the seven-course curriculum will be trained as cannabis dispensary and patient care specialists, designed to qualify them to work in either medical or recreational settings.

Opioid awareness event combines relaxation, reality check for Hagerstown Community College students
Herald-Mail Media
A sad turn of events crystallized the reality of the opioid epidemic for dozens of Hagerstown Community College students this week.

Commentary: We desperately need a merger between education and work
Scientific American
Educational institutions will increasingly move toward applied and work-integrated models of learning. And employers will increasingly weave learning and retraining into the fabric of the workplace.

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