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From the service to school
The Harvard Gazette
Veteran transfer students from community colleges make Harvard home.

Commentary: Celebrating the power of apprenticeships in Kentucky
Lexington Herald Leader
Apprenticeship coordinators at Kentucky community colleges are working in concert with employers to find, develop and help retain employees through apprenticeships, writes Kris Williams, chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges.

Commentary: Should skills training replace higher education?
Forbes
In partnership with community colleges, more than 400 early college high schools across the country enable students to earn an associate degree with their high school diploma.

‘Take what you need’: Fighting student hunger at Michigan community college
Battle Creek Enquirer
The grab-and-go food snack station at Kellogg Community College is part of a project that started in June to help fight food insecurity on campus.

West Virginia’s governor considers $100M cuts. But school systems and colleges say they need more money to fix buildings.
Charleston Gazette-Mail
“It’s a tough situation when you have budget cuts when schools have this much-deferred maintenance already and aging facilities,” said Matt Turner, executive vice chancellor for administration for the state’s higher education oversight agencies.

Kirkwood Community College using therapy dog to help students cope with stress
KCRG
Leaders at Kirkwood Community College hope a new furry friend can help students cope.

Commentary: Automation, work and skills: what do we know?
Brookings Institution (blog)
Evidence-based policies aimed at helping workers train into and transition across jobs are key.

Getting serious about equity in dual-enrollment programs
EdNote (a blog of the Education Commission of the States)
College-in-high-school programs are increasingly used to advance college enrollment and attainment goals, and there is evidence indicating their value in this objective.

Commentary: Here’s why colleges are being forced to close their doors – and what they can do to stay open
The Conversation
Four reasons why four-year colleges are closing.

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