New West Virginia Invests program pays ‘last dollar in’ for more than 1000 students
West Virginia MetroNews
Nearly 5,200 people applied for the program with about 1,000 students actually receiving the award and another 1,200 applicants who found out by going through the process that other financial aid would pay their full bills, says State Community and Technical College Chancellor Sarah Tucker. That means 2,200 students are in community and technical colleges today because of West Virginia Invests, she added.

A path for community colleges to lead the country
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Equity is directly tied to student success, and it’s a big part of the American Association of Community Colleges’ agenda, says Martha Parham, AACC’s senior vice president for public relations.

Commentary: Community colleges’ range of opportunities
New Hampshire Business Review
The state budget recently signed into law enables all seven of New Hampshire’s community colleges to freeze tuition for two academic years.

The changing face of technical college
Door County Pulse
Graduation data from 2018-19 Door County, Wisconsin, high school graduates show that more local students are enrolling in technical colleges like Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College.

Commentary: The DACA case is about basic fairness — and the country’s economic future
The Hill
More effective, equitable education strategies and smart immigration policies go together, writes Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation.

WCCC OKs next step for proposed bachelor degree for CWC and LCCC
Wyoming Tribune Eagle
The Wyoming Community College Commission has formally approved the proposed bachelor of applied science degrees for Laramie County Community College and Central Wyoming College.

Holyoke Community College to offer first cannabis industry training programs in Massachusetts
Daily Hampshire Gazette
The college’s Cannabis Education Center will be managed by its Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development and will offer certificate training courses for four different roles.

Kate Phillips (center), director for education at the Cannabis Community Care and Research Network, moderates a panel discussion at the Emerging Cannabis Industry Forum at Holyoke Community College on October 21. (Photo: HCC)

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