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Colleges, students will have easier access to second round of stimulus funds, but bureaucracy remains
Washington Post
Colleges and universities that received federal stimulus dollars last year will have an easier time accessing the second round of relief, but higher education experts say it will still take work to get money into the hands of students.

California’s higher education leaders pledge to improve transfers from community colleges
EdSource
More and better advising, clearer paths and dual admission could increase transfers.

Newsom calls textbooks ‘racket,’ proposes money to create free ones
ABC10.com
California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend $15 million to develop more degree programs that include free textbooks, taking aim at the “usurious costs” of commercial textbooks.

NBCUniversal News Group launches NBCU Academy diversity plan targeted to HBCUs and community colleges
EurWeb
NBCUniversal News Group has launched NBCU Academy, a new, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students through education, on-campus training and online programming.

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