Gordon announces new direction for higher education in line with state’s ‘overall economic vision’
Casper Star Tribune
By refocusing higher education in Wyoming, Gov. Mark Gordon said he hopes to develop a more nimble workforce and educational opportunities specific to Wyoming’s needs.

Fewer people applying for financial aid for college due to pandemic
Boston Herald
Fewer high school seniors are applying for financial aid to go to college, which officials fear could lead to a repeat of 2020’s “lost class” of freshmen.

How the pandemic is propelling demand for short-term college programs
PBS NewsHour
There has been at least one area of growth at some higher education institutions: short-term programs that help students gain new skills for the workforce quickly.

With a $2.2M infusion, new college campus to open in Ford City in 2022
Butler County Community College’s announcement of $2.2 million from public and private sources for a new site in Ford City increases its sites to five western Pennsylvania counties.

Kellogg Community College works to close the state’s EMT, paramedic shortage
West Michigan Works!, Kellogg Community College, Spectrum Health, Barry County United Way and Mercy Ambulance teamed up to provide basic EMT training with expanded assistance and services for local residents.

Oklahoma City Community College removes Land Run monument
Associated Press
The concrete monument featured settlers on horseback, in wagons and on bicycles racing to stake their land claims in the April 22, 1889, land run.

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