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In Calif., student registration priorities may change
At Riverside City College, freshmen and sophomores wouldn’t be crowded out by “professional students” under pending legislation.

Gas drilling job-training programs pop up in N.Y.
In anticipation of the shale gas boom spreading northward from Pennsylvania, educators in New York have begun training programs giving workers the skills industry needs to fill entry-level positions.

For students at two-year colleges, transferring can be a challenge
Only 28 percent of students who began college at a public two-year college in 2005 had transferred by 2011, even though roughly three-fourths of them indicated an intention to do so.

Some community colleges worry about new ED plan
A new nationwide plan designed to boost graduation rates by basing more funding on performance could penalize colleges such as Clark State Community College, because so many of their students do not attend with the idea of graduating.

Pa. college reaching out to hungry students
Over her 14 years at Northampton Community College, counselor Carolyn Brady says she's never heard from so many hungry students.

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