New Mexico announces plan for free college for state residents
New York Times
Under the plan, tuition to all state colleges would be free for students regardless of family income. 

The campaign to end community college stigma
Despite recent attention and success, community colleges still have a perception problem, writes Steve Robinson, president of Owens Community College in Ohio.

Community college pilot program helps adults earn high school diplomas
Triad Business Journal
With a goal of helping develop a better-qualified workforce, five North Carolina community colleges are participating in a pilot program to help guide non-high school graduates to earning their diplomas.

Fall enrollment at Elgin Community College up by more than 3%, the first increase in nearly a decade
Chicago Tribune
College officials credited the increase to the appeal of new technical programs, more high school students taking dual credit classes and escalating Latino student enrollment.

AWS launches Bay Area consortium for cloud computing ed
Campus Technology
Amazon Web Services is expanding its relationship with California community colleges and state universities to provide more students with opportunities to learn and obtain credentials focused on cloud computing.

Northampton Community College gets national attention for efforts to go green
The Pennsylvania school uses more green power than any other community college in the country. Power that’s equivalent to electricity used by more than 1,000 American homes.

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