New state law helps inmates earn workforce-type college degrees
Daily Herald
A new law signed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee authorizes community and technical colleges to provide instruction in certain associate degree programs through a contract with the state department of corrections.

Editorial: Don’t skimp on college need grants; expand them
News Tribune
The idea that most students can eke out a college payment plan with no outside support, whether from family or a need grant, is about as old as “Leave it to Beaver.”

Commentary: State disinvestment in community colleges hurts economy
Community and technical colleges receive the lowest level of state funding per full-time student in Washington state. Collectively, our colleges are operating at 2007 funding levels – with ever-increasing costs.

Austin Community College prepares to implement campus carry
Spectrum News (with video)
Starting August 1, those who have a license to carry a concealed handgun can do so on Texas community college campuses.

Karas: FVCC success shaped by community input
Daily Inter Lake
As Flathead Valley Community College (Montana) dives deeper into its 50th year, President Jane Karas says how the institution shifts and grows over the next 50 years depends on future workforce needs.

Gaps exist between available jobs in Mo. and job seekers
Health care, business and sales and science and technology each had more than a 9 percent gap between the number of job adverts posted last year and the number of registered people searching for work.

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