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Showing pride
AACC 21st-Century Center
Community colleges are recognizing LGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty during Pride Month.

Democrat stalls confirmation of top Biden higher education pick
Bloomberg Government
The nomination of James Kvaal, President Joe Biden’s pick for undersecretary at the U.S. Education Department, is hitting a roadblock because a Democrat is holding it up, according to sources.

Retail workers are quitting at record rates for higher-paying work: ‘My life isn’t worth a dead-end job’
Washington Post
Bob Beall left his position as a manager at a Lowe’s store in Bennington, Illinois, dipped into his retirement savings and got an associate degree. Now, after a 35-year career in retail, he’s embarking on a new one with a facilities maintenance job for Kohler.

Biden and Congress face a summer grind to create legislation
Associated Press
Congress is hunkered down, the House and Senate grinding through a months-long stretch, lawmakers trying to draft Biden’s big infrastructure ideas into bills that could actually be signed into law. Perhaps not since the drafting of the Affordable Care Act more than a decade ago has Washington tried a legislative lift as heavy.

Community college president underscores workforce need for 2-year colleges
Boston Business Journal (subscription required)
The higher education sector is waking up to cracks in the system that Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, has been talking about for years.

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