‘Last Chance U’ quarterback John Franklin III signs contract with Chicago Bears
Yahoo! Sports
Former East Mississippi Community College — which played host to the popular Netflix show “Last Chance U” — quarterback John Franklin III has found a home in the NFL.

Community college graduation rates jumped after Tennessee Promise, numbers show
The Tennessean
The 2015 graduation numbers were almost seven points higher than the 2014 group.

2 surprise announcements highlight HACC’s spring commencement ceremony in Hershey
Lancaster Online
From streaming in a graduating student’s sibling who is serving abroad in military, to presenting a posthumous degree to a student’s mother who was taking classes with her daughter, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, makes a special event extraordinary.

Free textbooks? Federal government is on track with a pilot program
Washington Post
A letter released by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois) shows that the U.S. Department of Education is on track toward implementing an open textbook pilot program envisioned in the fiscal 2018 appropriations bill.

Community and technical college chancellor says new funding formula could change higher ed
West Virginia MetroNews
The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education would like to form a model that will center specifically around two-year institutions’ needs and makes up for cuts in budgets in recent years.

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