Free tuition? Tennessee could tutor New York
New York Times
What Tennessee did exceptionally well was promote the Promise program by emphasizing a simple yet powerful message — free tuition — and gradually winning over hundreds of school officials and community leaders.

Tuition-free college is getting bigger. Here’s where it’s offered
NBC2 News
Three states and one city have enacted measures in the past two years. And lawmakers in several other places across the country are considering similar programs.

Unions, community colleges disagree over training new workers
Labor is boasting that it is graduating more skilled workers from its apprenticeship programs than Michigan community colleges and at no expense to state taxpayers.

Commentary: Why two-year transfer students are making a wise college decision
Los Angeles Times
The most attractive aspect of going to community college for the first two years of post-high school education is the affordability.

If community colleges cut football ‘it will come back to haunt our state,’ coaches say
A budget task force has determined that football accounts for about 20 percent of the Maricopa County Community College District’s athletics budget, and that football represents about 55 percent of the district’s total insurance costs.

Ky. college names Leadership XI class
Gateway Community and Technical College and the Gateway Foundation have announced their 2017-18 Leadership Enrichment and Development XI class, which will again, in part, explore the American Association of Community Colleges’ Competencies for Community College Leaders.

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