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Millions of adults lack basic reading skills needed for good jobs
PBS NewsHour/Education Week (video)
In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment — yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels.

Connecticut’s community colleges have a message for undecided high school graduates: we’re here and ready to help
Hartford Courant
To attract more students, Connecticut’s community colleges and the Connecticut State Department of Education are visiting high schools to reach out to graduating seniors who have yet to make a plan for more education.

Commentary: Local legislators making a difference for Wisconsin students
Herald Times Reporter
More than 70 percent of Lakeshore Technical College graduates remain in the community, writes President Paul Carlsen.

New scholarship aims to help students pursue two-year degrees
Goskagit.com
To achieve her goals of becoming a dental technician within two years, high school senior Lucy Raqueño this year will apply for a new scholarship from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program designed to help students pursuing two-year career and technical opportunities.

Editorial: Invest in public colleges
Times Union
Community college operating costs are supposed to be split among the state, the county and the students, with the state and county each paying something near a third and tuition covering the rest. But over the years the state’s contribution has stagnated, and students’ share of SUNY’s budget burden has steadily increased.

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