‘A drop in the bucket’: Parents in college need childcare, but federal dollars fall short
Washington Post
As Congress seeks to update the federal law governing higher education, advocates say an opportunity exists to restructure the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program and to increase spending to meet the needs of more students.

School president wants to end stigma tied to 2-year colleges
Associated Press
Since this spring, #EndCCStigma has gone national and just recently a video was released that features students, faculty and staff from 18 of the 23 community colleges in Ohio speaking out against the stigma and in support for the great work accomplished at community colleges.

Commentary: Down to the entryway of higher education
Roanoke Times
For millions of Americans, community college is the gateway to higher education, job skills and a better life. This fall, for me, community college has been a gateway in the other direction. It led me, temporarily, out of the bubble of elite higher education. I recommend the experience to other university professors.

Commentary: Getting students the support they need
Crain’s Cleveland Business
Many community colleges have cultivated effective wraparound support programs that not only help low-income students navigate life and learning but also facilitate budgetary stability for the college. SAIL is one of the most compelling examples.

Mott Community College $80M bond proposal to appear on March ballot
If passed, the bond proposal for $80 million over 20 years would go toward continuing the Michigan college’s authority to issue bonds for capital improvement projects.

At Austin Community College, students and shelter pets grow together
Austin American-Statesman
Tootsie Pop, a 1-year-old blue heeler mix, is one of the more than dozen shelter animals that students in ACC’s veterinary technician program work with as part of a partnership with local animal shelters.

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