Jenny Durkan takes step on free-college promise on 1st full day as Seattle mayor
Seattle Times
The Seattle mayor signed an executive order saying the city will further help public high school graduates attend community college. A team is supposed to come up with a long-term plan within 100 days.

CliftonLarsonAllen adding more internships
Minneapolis Star Tribune
In Minnesota, accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) plans to hire up to 100 college interns, including minority students, to meet staffing needs in downtown Minneapolis and CLA’s commitment to the Hennepin Workforce government-business coalition of employers committed to more diverse workforces.

Commentary: Why community colleges are essential
Crain’s Chicago Business
We need community colleges to succeed — for the opportunities they offer students and for the increasingly important role they play in preparing future employees to help sustain the growth of our businesses, writes David Scherer, a principal at Origin Investments and co-founder of One Million Degrees, a Chicago nonprofit that supports low-income community college students.

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