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Degree requirements for child-care workers may improve industry, but raise concerns for low-paying field

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A changing economy and professionalization is driving an increase in education requirements for child-care workers, but there are concerns about mandating higher degrees for a field that traditionally doesn't pay well.

Sanders, Democratic colleagues introduce new free-college bill

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The Vermont senator’s proposal includes free tuition and fees at public universities for all students with family income up to $125,000 and would cut student loan interest rates in half.

Ideas for improving higher education's primary role in work force development

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Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

Sharp growth of California's free community college programs

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While California considers a plan to cut tuition and lower the cost of going to college, more than 50 local free two-year initiatives are popping up across the state.

Repeal of Affordable Care Act could create new obstacles for low-income students

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Key coverage requirements would disappear under Republican alternative to Obamacare, and academic medicine could take a hit as well.

Replicating Tennessee's approach to free community college takes money and more

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As Tennessee’s Promise program expands to include adult students, other community college scholarship programs are figuring out how to replicate its success.

At a Pennsylvania community college, plans to sponsor refugee family are on hold

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For a group of faculty members, students and staff at a Pennsylvania community college prepared to sponsor a refugee family, their plans are on hold.

New coalition brings colleges and aviation employers together to solve national hiring shortage

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New nonprofit is intermediary between aviation employers and partner colleges, with tailored academic programs that could send graduates across state lines for well-paying jobs.

Assessing President Obama's far-reaching impact on higher education

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Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.

City College of San Francisco may be turning corner on financial management

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City College of San Francisco is struggling with money woes, dwindling enrollment and a long-running accreditation crisis, but many in the state say the college is changing for the better.

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