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Two North Carolina community colleges merge textile, manufacturing centersGaston GazetteGaston College and Catawba Valley Community College recently announced a merger between the schools’ textile and manufacturing operations with hopes of developing a regional advanced manufacturing…


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Erie County Community College launches search for first homeGoErie.comThe Erie County Community College’s board of trustees soon will begin the work of finding both a temporary facility where classes can be held in fall 2021…


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Commentary: Community colleges need their own assistant secretary in Biden’s administrationThe HillIf President-elect Joe Biden is serious about acting on his promise to open the doors of our nation’s community colleges to working families most…


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Biden to pick Connecticut schools chief Miguel Cardona for education secretaryNPRMiguel Cardona was named Connecticut’s top school official last year and, if confirmed, will have achieved a meteoric rise, moving from an assistant superintendent to…


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Holyoke Community College program trains disabled for cybersecurity jobsWWLPThe college is partnering with the Massachusetts Rehab Commission for a pilot program that trains disabled people for cybersecurity jobs. Dignity Health activates Covid-19 vaccination pod at…


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What the congressional spending bill could mean for higher educationWashington PostA new measure could streamline FAFSA and expand access to Pell grants under agreements reached by lawmakers. Commentary: Building college enrollment to better the communityCrain’s…


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Austin Community College extends, expands tuition cuts for fast-track training programsKCNTVTuition for programs such as certified nursing aide, dental assistant, HVAC and welding will be cut at the Texas college by 50% until August 2021….


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Two outsiders emerge as top contenders for Biden’s education secretaryWashington PostLeslie Fenwick, dean emeritus of the Howard University School of Education, and Miguel Cardona, the top education official in Connecticut, are now the transition team’s…


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Editorial: Community colleges can speed the U.S. recoveryBloombergThe government should boost investments in two-year colleges and the students they serve. Report: Wisconsin’s public colleges are falling behind as state funds lag and enrollment dropsMilwaukee Journal…


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Bipartisan group of lawmakers announces Covid-19 relief dealNASFAAThe package contains a number of provisions related to the higher education sector and includes $20 billion for postsecondary institutions and students. Commentary: What community colleges need right…