Murphy vows free community college but gives little detail on funding
Surrounded by students from Rowan College at Burlington County, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy renewed his higher education pledge: free tuition at every community college throughout all 21 counties in the state.

Iowa gubernatorial candidate tours Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett this week talked manufacturing with staff and administrators as he toured Hawkeye Community College’s CNC machining, welding and power mechanics labs.

Commentary: Community college cuts hurt job creation, reduce opportunities
Newton Daily News
What’s the reason businesses aren’t moving to Iowa or expanding in its communities? The state doesn’t have enough skilled workers to do the jobs they need to fill, writes state Sen. Chaz Allen.

Faculty groups slam UW System President Ray Cross for secretly planning sweeping restructuring
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Another faculty backlash is brewing against University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross because Republican lawmakers got a heads-up about his far-reaching plans to restructure the two-year colleges while faculty, staff and students were kept in the dark.

Community College funding request supports our community
Umpqua Community College is joining Oregon’s 16 other community colleges to ask the legislature to restore $32 million in funding to community colleges.

Commentary: Amid Trump boom, youth choose jobs, not college debt
News & Observer
There is at least one institution not enjoying this economic boom: higher education.

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