Commentary: Bringing higher education regulation into the 21st Century
Deseret News
As the federal government has steadily ramped up its financial support for higher education benefits, it has continued to outsource the vetting of higher education institutions to regional accreditors, writes U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).

New agreement smooths path to graduate school for Wash. community college students
Seattle Times
An agreement between the state’s community colleges and the nonprofit Western Governors University Washington will help make it easier for students who earned a bachelor’s degree at a two-year school to get a graduate degree at the online university.

Even before the official start of Tennessee Reconnect, community college will be free for adults
WPLN (with audio)
The governor’s proposal to make community college free for most adults in Tennessee is in the final stages of discussion.

Robots are coming and Oregon community colleges are trying to deal with it
KLCC FM Public Radio (with audio)
Economists think these trends will make Oregon’s 17 community colleges critical to the state’s success in filling so-called middle wage jobs.

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