Free community college for tech fields? House passes bill
Jackson Clarion Ledger (with video)
The Mississippi House overwhelmingly passed a bill — pushed by Gov. Phil Bryant — to cover tuition for any Mississippian to go to a community college for vocational-technical studies.

Senate committee expands, advances free West Virginia community college bill
Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia’s Senate Education Committee advanced a bill Tuesday to make in-state community college free, after amending the legislation to offer the opportunity to more students.

Proposal would make college free for many students in Pennsylvania
WTAE Pittsburgh (with video)
The Pennsylvania Promise higher education investment plan was unveiled at a news conference that included state lawmakers and members of the Keystone Research Center, a research and policy development organization.

Bill takes aim at nurse shortage, would let Colorado community colleges offer 4-year degrees
Denver Post
A looming nurse shortage statewide is prompting bipartisan support for a proposal to allow Colorado community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing.

NY community colleges would take hit under Cuomo budget
Albany Times Union
State university leaders and higher education advocates are warning that New York’s community colleges may be forced to raise tuition or make cuts under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2019 budget.

Why most single moms in college don’t finish
Educate (audio)
In the past decade, the number of single mothers in college has doubled.

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