DeVos: Stop ‘forcing’ four-year degrees as only pathway to success
Education Week
At the first meeting of the White House Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that the country needs to quit trying to push every student to attend a four-year college, and open up apprenticeships and other workplace learning experiences to more students.

A fresh — and expanded — view of community colleges shows they’re doing better than many thought
Seattle Times
Nearly half of all students who enter Washington’s community colleges earn a degree or certificate in eight years, or transfer to another school before getting a degree from their community college, new federal data shows.

An all-online community college: A solution to working class needs, or a dangerous move?
89.3 KPCC (audio)
A proposal that advocates hope will use online courses to help the job prospects of about 2 million working class Californians got its first hearing in Sacramento this week.

Thousands of Nevada students apply for free community college
Reno Gazette Journal
More than 12,000 high school students across the state have applied for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, a program that promises a free education at one of the state’s four community colleges.

Technical college opens resource center on Columbia, S.C., campus
American School & University
The $14.5 million Learning Resource Center on Midlands Technical College’s Beltline campus replaces a 50-year-old facility.

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