U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with Angel Dragin, a student in the machine tool/CNC job training program at Grand Rapids Community College. (Photo: Elly Bainbridge)

DeVos visits Grand Rapids Community College to promote training
Detroit Free Press
From sampling the slow-cooked brisket at the Peter Secchia Institute for Culinary Education to talking with grade school kids participating in a summer camp that teaches construction skills, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos returned to Michigan this week to continue her promotion of education that goes beyond traditional public schools and universities.

Not your average student: Colleges and nonprofits prep workers for construction trades
It’s almost impossible to pick what your average student looks like, says Scott Mattson, job training manager at Grand Rapids Community College (Michigan).

2 Arkansas community colleges gain state board’s OK to merge
Arkansas Online
Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute and East Arkansas Community College are now one institution.

Parkland ag professor selected for national mentoring program
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
A Parkland College agriculture professor will share her expertise in a community college mentoring initiative supported by the National Science Foundation and managed by the American Association of Community Colleges.

The latest evidence that many American college students are hungry
The report is the latest study to suggest hunger is widespread among college students, but it comes to slightly different conclusions than earlier data.


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