Santa Fe Community College cutting more staff, programs
Santa Fe New Mexican
More than a year into what officials are calling a financial emergency largely tied to the coronavirus pandemic, Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico has cut five of its programs and laid off several staff members in a second round of workforce reductions.

Education Department delays simplification of the FAFSA
Washington Post
The U.S. Education Department is delaying changes to the federal financial aid application meant to streamline the process, disappointing advocates who worry about the pandemic’s continued effect on students from lower-income households.

Commentary: We need to make higher education in San Diego more equitable. This bill will help.
San Diego Union-Tribune
The Cal Grant Equity Framework (Assembly Bill 1456) is a proposal now before the state legislature that would begin to remedy some of the long-standing financial aid inequities that persist in higher education, particularly for California’s community colleges.

Portland Community College manufacturing center ramps up
Portland Tribune
Portland Community College’s manufacturing training center in Scappoose, Oregon, will offer an introductory course this summer as it ramps up for full classes in the fall.

Commentary: The community college alternative
National Review
Quite a few Americans avail themselves of useful training programs offered at community colleges. In fact, it’s not uncommon for BA holders to eventually enroll in a community college for some beneficial program.

Commentary: Focusing in on college completion: How Biden’s higher ed proposals deliver for students
Third Way (blog)
It’s not just a policy winner, but a political winner, too.

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