Many college students struggle to pass remedial math. Do they need to?
PBS NewsHour
Some California colleges and high schools are rethinking their approach to teaching math — with encouraging results.

Commentary: All too rare: A gift underscores a persistent lack of support for community colleges
Inside Philanthropy
Multimillion-dollar donations like those from musician Herb Alpert and former pensions funds manager Frank Wilkens can have a far greater impact on a cash-starved community college than a mega gift flowing to a school sitting on a multibillion-dollar endowment.

Virginia inmates get a fresh start
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Graduates from Tidewater Community College included 14 inmates from the city jail who earned certificates in automotive repair and will have jobs as soon as they complete their sentences.

Maryland college to give full-time employees $750 to help with rising health care costs
Baltimore Sun
Full-time employees at Harford Community College will get a one-time “health care assistance payment” to help with the rising costs of health care.

Commentary: Community college students need better financial aid
Capitol Weekly
California’s financial aid formula should be revised to cover the full cost of community college, including living expenses, writes Keith Curry, president of Compton College in California.

Democratic candidates propose higher education reforms
Daily Northwestern
Democratic presidential contenders’ proposals for higher education range from free community college to student debt cancellation to increased federal funding.

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