Bill would lower border state tuition for community colleges
WCBC Radio
Proposed legislation in Maryland would allow community colleges to set lower out-of-state tuition rates for students from border states.

As enrollment falls, Arkansas community colleges’ funding at risk
Arkansas Online
Declining enrollment at community colleges has led at least two two-year schools to submit improvement plans to the state’s Department of Higher Education.

Alamo Colleges bond approved by 2-1 margin
St. Philip’s and San Antonio College, the oldest campuses in the Alamo Colleges district in Texas, will get the most out of the bond, more than $80 million each.

Commentary: Colleges create economic hope for northern Minnesota
Duluth News Tribune
As automation and globalization continue to affect employment, the network of community and technical colleges are the first line of defense for people who want to stay in the state.

Higher ed bill moves to Missouri governor’s desk
The Missourian
East Central College President Jon Bauer said he had hoped that the proposed 9 percent cut to the college’s state funding would be lowered. In the end, the cut ended at roughly 6.5 percent.

Editorial: College-going rate heading in right direction
Huntington Herald Dispatch
The high-water mark for West Virginia was 2009, when 62 percent of high school grads enrolled in college, but the lean years of the recession and higher tuition costs likely took their toll. The average steadily declined over the next few years, hitting 55.4 percent for fall 2015.

Lakeland Community College chemistry prof talks teaching, learning, outreach and results
Between his genuine affinity for chemistry; his edgy, and often comical approach to teaching and the respect he has not only for the field of education and Lakeland Community College, but also for his students and the professionals they will one day become, 72-year-old chemistry professor Philip Roskos has cultivated the kind of educational environment that makes learning genuinely fun.

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