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Community college leaders discuss partnerships
The Mountaineer
Leaders of North Carolina six community colleges from across the state gathered with colleagues at Western Carolina University to discuss ways that two- and four-year institutions can work better together to provide a more seamless transition for students seeking additional higher education opportunities.

West Virginia House education committee passes free college bill
Beckley Register-Herald
The House of Delegates Education Committee on Friday passed a bill allowing for free tuition to community and technical colleges throughout the state.

Wyoming lawmakers defeat college tech ed grants program
Associated Press
The bill would have boosted state funding while allocating up to $2 million a year for students pursing technical training such as welding and computer programming.

Struggling community college students could get a helping hand
San Francisco Examiner
In California, a newly introduced bill aims to keep community college students experiencing unforeseen hardships enrolled in the classroom by offering a financial cushion to weather tough times.

The pathway to graduation is difficult for many transfer students
Atlanta Journal Constitution
About 500 educators and staff recently visited Atlanta to brainstorm ways to help an overlooked segment of college students: Transfer students.

Commentary: We need to fund community colleges
Coos Bay World
One of the biggest, immediate state policy threats to the southwest Oregon coastal economy is something that hardly ever gets a headline: we are facing significant, real cuts to community college funding, big enough to cause many students to put their educations on hold.

Editorial: High hopes for first online community college
San Diego Union-Tribune
Online education has not lived up to its hype yet, but if any state can make a go of it, it should be California, the tech capital of the world.

Commentary: Asian Americans may have an educational advantage, but they face a ‘bamboo ceiling’ at work
Los Angeles Times
U.S.-born Asians have a distinct educational advantage over whites. But this competitive advantage disappears in the labor market, where we find clear evidence of an attainment gap.

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