Ohio community colleges join to shed stigma of attending a two-year school
WKTN Radio (blog)
A new video features students, staff and alumni from most of Ohio’s 23 community colleges explaining how their school has given them the tools to succeed and why they want to #EndCCStigma.

Panel calls for free preschool, community college
Valiant News
Gov. Rick Snyder joined the 21st Century Education Commission Friday to present a highly anticipated report to transform public education in Michigan with a bold plan that includes free preschool, free community college and facility support for poorer communities.

Commentary: Community college ‘free-for-all’: Why making tuition-free could be complicated
Brown Center Chalkboard (a Brookings Institution blog)
Some states have chosen to go all in on community colleges, while other states do very little.

System president: Merging state’s community colleges would improve graduation rates
CT Post
While no one would disagree with Mark Ojakian, president of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, that graduation rates should be improved and the achievement gap closed, some faculty members who have opposed Students First — as the consolidation plan is called — say they are surprised to see the emphasis on graduation rate numbers that all agree are flawed.

Nursing students at two New York community colleges have a new path to a four-year degree
Nursing students at two central New York Community Colleges have a new, guaranteed path to a four-year degree and the opportunity for employment in the industry.

Hawkeye Community College hopes military members can help fill need for truck drivers
The Iowa Workforce Development projects there will be nearly 4,000 openings in Iowa by 2026. Hawkeye Community College hopes its “Trucking with the Troops” program can help recruit military members and their families.

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