Where is the workforce really booming? Among the oldest workers
Christian Science Monitor
By conventional reckoning, someone at 65 years old or even 55 is “retirement age.” But labels are being lifted as older people stay active – and as employers see value in hiring them.

Yves Salomon-Fernandez, president of Greenfield Community College, on Tertulia
New England Public Radio (in Spanish)
Yves Salomon-Fernandez, president of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts, joined the Latino radio program Tertulia to discuss different programs the college has to offer, in particular the study abroad program.

Bill to expand high school student enrollment at community colleges passes California Assembly
Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer
State bill AB 1729 would expand the number of high school students who can enroll in community college courses during the summer by prohibiting the current 5 percent limitation of K-12 pupils per grade level allowed to be recommended for community college summer attendance.

College students are going hungry
Pacific Standard
With so much emphasis on wealthy parents spending millions of dollars to buy their kids into elite schools, it’s easy to overlook the fact that a significant number of today’s students are concerned about something far more essential than getting into Harvard and Yale universities: access to food and housing.

Connecticut’s debt-free college program won’t be free
Middletown Press
The debt-free community college program that is part of the new state budget will cost up to $8.1 million in the first year, according to the state Office of Fiscal Analysis.

Commentary: Higher education, free from debt
These days we can’t overlook student debt reaching such heights that graduates may never be able to purchase a home, a new car or eventually pay for graduate school or their own children’s education, writes Gregory DeCinque, interim president of Virginia’s Tidewater Community College.

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