Commentary: Community colleges crucial
Colorado Springs Gazette
In the debates about the role education plays in our nation’s economy and democracy, we too often overlook our two-year colleges, write Gene A. Budig, former president of Illinois State and West Virginia universities and former chancellor of the University of Kansas, and Alan Heaps, former vice president of the College Board.

Housatonic Community College president also to preside over Gateway
New Haven Register
Paul Broadie takes on the job of president at both Connecticut two-year public colleges as the state rolls out its restructuring plan.

Bend, community college outline campus public safety
Associated Press
Central Oregon Community College will call Bend police as soon as possible when notified of a crime, under a new agreement it signed with the city of Bend regarding public safety.

New Hampshire college offers new computer science programs
New Hampshire Public Radio
River Valley Community College is launching two new programs in computer science and information technology to meet local demand.

Montana native’s job training changed his scenery – and his life
U.S. Labor Department blog
Sometime in between working a 40-hour week at a Montana sawmill and raising a small child with his wife, Ryan Burrows managed to graduate from a job training program at his local community college thanks to a program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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