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Dual-credit programs could be legislated
Temple Daily Telegraph
Dual-credit classes, college-level courses that enable high school students to earn college and high school credits simultaneously, are in the sights of the Texas legislature.

Commentary: State in need of skilled workers
Scottsbluff Star Herald
We must stop thinking of education (K-12, community colleges and four-year institutions) as separate, unrelated entities. We should think of education in the state being vertically connected, writes Todd Holcomb, president of Western Nebraska Community College.

Foundation tackling workforce development for Nebraska
The State
The Aksarben Foundation intends to double the number of people who earn career certification and two-year associate degrees in Nebraska and increase the number of four-year graduates.

Governor, other officials celebrate new Lanier Tech campus built ‘for a 21st-century workforce’
Gainesville Times
Institutions like Lanier Technical College are an essential part of Georgia’s robust workforce and thriving business climate, said Gov. Nathan Deal at the opening of the college’s new $150-million, 335,000-square-foot campus that will double Lanier Tech’s current capacity.

Cape community college group revamps alumni association
Cape Cod Times
Thousands of higher education graduates in Massachusetts got their start at community colleges, but often it’s the four-year colleges and universities that get the love — and the donations. The Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation is seeking to buck that trend.

UW-Parkside enrollment shows rise in graduate and transfer students
Journal Times 

The majority of students who transfer to the University of Wisconsin, Parkside come from Gateway Technical College and the College of Lake County in Illinois.

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