Bills that would stop community college merger clear committee
Hartford Business
Two bills that would give state legislators greater oversight of the Connecticut State Colleges and University system were endorsed with unanimous support, including one that would enable lawmakers to stop plans to merge the state’s 12 community colleges into a single statewide institution.

Adkins calls for free community college, skills training
Associated Press
Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rocky Adkins has offered a plan to provide free community college and job training for adults, saying it would pay dividends for Kentucky by boosting workforce development and economic growth.

Northeast Ohio community colleges and universities find more ways to work together
Crain’s Cleveland Business
In February, Cleveland State University announced a new program with Cuyahoga Community College that will give students access to resources at the university. In March, Cleveland State announced a similar program with Lorain County Community College, which will let LCCC students take Cleveland State courses before they transfer.

Editorial: State colleges, community colleges help meet Nebraska’s workforce demands
Omaha World-Herald
In Nebraska, a wide range of organizations and individuals — educational institutions, businesses, government and philanthropists — are stepping up to work toward addressing the need.

Alvin Community College seeks to regain growth
Community Impact Newspaper
With an effort to renovate and restore its campus over the next two years, Alvin Community College President Christal M. Albrecht said the college has been working toward invigorating its programs and services as well.

Nonprofit wants updated study, new marketing campaign
Leaders of Empower Erie, a nonprofit agency charged with establishing a community college, believe it’s time to “re-invigorate and re-energize” stakeholders and the community at large in its push to establish the standalone school here.

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