Commentary: Is America’s workforce ready for a tsunami of skilled jobs?
Survey data suggests that we’re not ready and that it’s time to change how we train and upskill our workforce.

Santa Fe Public Schools’ graduation rate soars, but graduates’ success up in air
Santa Fe New Mexican
There are some indications new grads are less prepared than ever — such as rising rates of incoming community college freshmen who are required to enroll in remedial classes.

Colorado will allow four-year colleges to grant associates degrees to those who dropped out. Will more students go back for a bachelor’s?
Chalkbeat Colorado
Under a new law, Colorado colleges will have the ability to grant an associate degree to students with a certain number of credits. State officials said about four campuses have expressed interest in the initiative.

Milwaukee and Madison technical colleges leverage federal money to wipe out millions in student debt
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Technical colleges in Milwaukee and Madison will use nearly $10 million of federal stimulus aid to wipe out account balances for debts incurred by students during the pandemic.

Community colleges seek to improve transfer rates
YourValley.com (subscription required)
Community colleges throughout Maricopa County have joined a brand-new pilot program dedicated to boosting education outcomes for students of color and those from low-income backgrounds.

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