Some college students didn’t show up amid COVID-19, recession – especially at community college
USA Today
“The community college student is generally older,” said Martha Parham of the American Association of Community Colleges. “The majority of them work. … Many are lower-income workers. If faced with, ‘How am I going to put food on the table?’ versus taking a class at a community college, we know what the choice is.”

For-profit colleges look to ‘urban members of Congress’ to protect gains under Trump
U.S. News
The organization that represents the country’s for-profit colleges is attempting to recruit support among “urban members of Congress” as a bulwark against the legislative reversal of policy gains the sector has made during the Trump administration amid fears of widespread Democratic victories in November.

Ivy Tech Community College to start classes in January
Muncie Journal
Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana will host face-to-face classes in January and will expand its Learn Anywhere model, which allows students to choose face-to-face, virtual or online learning formats for each class session based on their needs on a given day.

Michigan lawmakers unveil, approve $62.7B state budget
Associated Press
Operations funding for universities and community colleges will remain unchanged.

Cayuga Community College plans to start COVID-19 testing
Cayuga Community College in New York will start conducting 350 to 400 COVID-19 tests per week.

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