Predictive analytics in pursuit of student success
EduCause (video)
David Kowalski, executive director of institutional research at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania, joins a discussion about using predictive analytics in helping students succeed.

Maryland’s free community college initiative gets off to a slow start
Washington Post
Far fewer students than expected are taking advantage of the state’s community college scholarship after a harried rollout of the program.

Editorial: Community colleges play a key role in meeting Nebraska workforce needs
Omaha World-Herald
Partnerships with Nebraska businesses are crucial to help community colleges meet real-world needs.

Since Chemeketa Community College started printing their own textbooks, students have saved over $2.5M
Good News Network
The Chemeketa Press textbooks are created as a collaboration between the college’s teachers and students through a rigorous revision process in order to ensure that the text covers all the necessary information while still being easy to understand and devoid of common “academic jargon.”

San Jose community colleges oppose bill to provide safe parking for homeless students
San Jose Spotlight
San José-Evergreen Community College District Chancellor Byron Breland worries, in part, that resources put toward a homeless parking program would divert available funding for things like financial aid.

Commentary: Building stronger community, workforce through international experience
Lexington Dispatch
For those entering the workforce, international experiences directly correlate to better job prospects, placements and salaries, writes Darrin Hartness, president of Davidson County Community College in North Carolina.

Madison College’s new south side campus seeks to serve the underserved
The Goodman South Campus, which opens on Tuesday, is strategically located to capitalize on its proximity to a host of community resources with which the school is partnering.

Hudson Valley Community College celebrates opening of new skills center
Advanced Manufacturing
This 37,000-square-foot facility will allow the college to double enrollment from 144 to 288 students in the advanced manufacturing technology associate-degree program and meet an urgent workforce demand for skilled manufacturing employees in the region. 

Spokane Falls Community College envisions new art building
Spokane Journal of Business
Work on the envisioned 57,000-square-foot structure could begin in spring 2020 and be completed in fall 2022, pending funding from the Washington state legislature. 

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