Whitmer proposes eliminating long-time school funding gap
Associated Press
The Michigan governor’s plan would boost spending on vocational and skilled trades programs, literacy coaches and provide a 2% funding increase for community colleges.

Back to school: Interest in Michigan’s tuition-free community college program exceeds expectations
MediaNews Group
Aaron Alexander had every intention of earning his bachelor’s degree in engineering after graduating from Utica High School. He started off at Macomb Community College and planned to transfer to Michigan Technological University after two years to finish his degree. But a good job and a steady paycheck got in the way.

Housatonic Community College measures success in new Equity Project
As the Connecticut college closed its spring 2021 semester, it checked off the conclusion of the first half of the pilot phase of its Equity Project, a program designed to help students from under-represented communities achieve and maintain access to higher education.

Oregon community college fall term reopenings a ‘mixed bag’
Oregon Public Radio
While the majority of Oregon’s public universities have made big announcements about returning to campus in the fall for primarily in-person classes, the situation is less clear for the thousands of Oregon students attending the state’s community colleges. The approach varies more from campus to campus, with many continuing to keep classes mostly online.

Ivy Tech Community College announces racing partnership
The Indiana college announced a new partnership with the Randy Meyer Racing team that will give automotive students a chance to step into the racing pit.

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