White House signs off on final accreditation rule
The Office of Management and Budget last week gave the green light to the U.S. Education Department’s final proposal to overhaul college accreditation. The approval means the final regulation will likely be published soon.

Replicating CUNY’s ASAP model in Ohio: Interview with Dr. Marcia Ballinger
Evidence First (MDRC podcast)
Marcia Ballinger, president of Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, discusses how her college has successfully replicated the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs.

Amador County builds community college pipeline for mental health workers
Since it launched in 2014, the county has given scholarships to 44 students seeking careers in public mental health. The money covers the cost of tuition, fees and books, while the center offers students reliable wi-fi, enrollment help and academic tutoring.

State revenue, demographics squeeze Oklahoma’s community colleges and regional universities interest
Tulsa World
At Tulsa Community College, the past few years have been beneficial in one sense, President Leigh Goodson said. They’ve made the college think closely about everything it does, from printing to allocation of faculty.

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