With House, Dems eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight
Associated Press
Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office.

Virginia college campus officers will carry opioid antidote
News & Advance
Central Virginia Community College campus police will soon carry a life-saving nasal spray used to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

The future of community colleges
Sandra Kurtinitis, president of the Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland and chair of the American Association of Community Colleges board of directors, joins a discussion on where community colleges fit into the changing landscape of higher education.

Connecticut colleges to consider new tuition options
CT Post
The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and University system says he is embarking on a deep analysis of various tuition scenarios, including some free college models, to be weighed by the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

Billionaire Tony James has a solution for the $1.5T student debt crisis
Yahoo Finance
In exchange for an education, students would agree to pay a set percentage of their income after graduation for a certain period.

For 13,000 in NJ, tuition-free community college starts this week
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
The Community College Opportunity Grant program pays for whatever tuition and approved educational fees aren’t covered by federal and state need-based aid and merit scholarships, for students with adjusted gross incomes of $45,000 or less.

Community college bill draws concern from leaders of 4-year schools
Dominion Post
In West Virginia, the Senate’s top priority, a proposal for greater financial access to community colleges, is getting pushback from the state’s four-year colleges.

GPAs, not just tests, may soon let college-goers avoid remedial education
Charleston Gazette-Mail
More West Virginia students who don’t meet state-set thresholds on the SAT, ACT, Accuplacer or other tests may soon be able to avoid remedial education courses in the state’s public colleges.

A scholarship for playing video games? Illinois college enters the esports world
Peoria Journal Star
Carl Sandburg College will be affiliated with the National Association of Collegiate eSports, which has more than 100 member schools since forming in 2016. 

Women remain underrepresented in oil and gas, but that’s changing
The Advertiser
In her pink-and-grey sweatshirt and fuzzy boots, Courtney Long picks a drill bit off a table in her classroom at South Louisiana Community College’s campus in New Iberia

Michigan college rolls programs that cater to local jobs
9&10 News
Kirtland Community College is working directly with Arauco and other companies to design curriculums to prepare students for work down the street.

Dayton-area college partners with welding institute
Dayton Business Journal
In Ohio, Edison State Community College has entered into an agreement with a local welding institute to make it easier for students to earn an associate degree.

New York college to train construction workers
This year Jefferson Community College is launching its first program to train workers for construction jobs.

Commentary: Are Latinos only good enough for labor work? That’s what this sales tax proposal tells me
Offering scraps to community colleges — and only for the trades — sends an insulting message to the minority students enrolled there.

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