Trump targets Pell Grant money for NASA’s budget boost
Associated Press
Under a budget amendment sent to Congress this week, the administration would use an additional $1.9 billion in surplus Pell Grant money to fund other budget priorities, including an infusion of new cash for NASA.

Let homeless students sleep in parking lots? California community colleges say it’ll be costly
Sacramento Bee
California community colleges are walking a narrow path in raising concerns about a proposed law that would require them to keep their parking lots open at night for homeless students.

Pierpont Community and Technical College and West Virginia Autism Training Center team up to train mentors
Members from the college, as well as the West Virginia Autism Training Center, signed an official agreement on Monday to launch their new autism mentoring training program. It is designed for paraprofessionals, teachers or parents who are looking for additional knowledge on how to help students.

Colorado gives undocumented students access to financial aid
Denver Post
A new law in Colorado allows undocumented immigrants to apply for financial aid for college.

Questions raised about free tuition plan in New Jersey
New Jersey lawmakers raise concerns about a proposal to expand a free-tuition pilot program to all community colleges in the state.

Julián Castro proposes tuition-free college
Texas Tribune
Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro’s People First education plan calls for free tuition at community colleges and other institutions of higher education, along with universal pre-kindergarten.

Biden backs free community college
Education Next
Democratic presidential contender Joseph Biden said he would make two years of community college free to students, using funds saved from ending the Trump tax cuts.

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