Forget the NCAA: Startup basketball league to offer prep players pay, plus education
Los Angeles Times
Technology entrepreneur Ameesh Paleja recently bought into a new venture to create a college basketball league that would challenge the NCAA by offering salaries ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 to the top prep players nationally and internationally, while setting them up with a clear path to higher education.

Oregon community college president reflects on 24 years of service
Yakima Herald
Yakima Valley College President Linda Kaminsky says a sense of purpose and personal fulfillment, knowing she’s helping to make a big difference in the lives of students, keeps her going.

COTC fulfilling it’s Coshocton Promise
Coshocton Tribune
Officials at Central Ohio Technical College view the first year of the Coshocton Promise program to provide free tuition to county residents a success as they look ahead to the next batch of local initiatives.

Presidential hopeful Klobuchar wants tuition-free community colleges
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Klobuchar wants to make it easier for students to receive technical degrees in programs to train professions like plumbers and electricians.

Editorial: There are consequences to making college free
Washington Post
A study presented recently at a Brookings Institution annual conference suggests that free community college would actually lead to slightly lower college completion, in part because financially challenged students are already well-served by federal aid such as Pell grants, and because the offer of free two-year degrees might draw students away from four-year programs.

Pathways to wilderness leadership at Mount Hood Community College
Statesman Journal
The Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education program features a student-run climbing wall, a gear room to kit out students for all types of activities, and a blend of classroom and field instruction.

Enrollment sags at Connecticut’s community colleges, state universities
Hartford Courant
While the expected decline this year for community colleges was 2.5 percent to 3 percent, the actual decline of full-time students was 4.7 percent, or 1,289 students enrolled full-time.

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