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Campus Protest Hearings Continue at the State Level

Critics have argued that this spring’s federal antisemitism hearings were driven largely by politics, but state lawmakers and experts see local hearings as a necessary and fruitful part of legislative oversight.

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A Hopeful First Year for New Texas Funding Model

Texas embraced a new, performance-based funding model for community colleges. A year later, campus leaders believe they are starting to see the rewards.

PA Budget Establishes Statewide Coordinating Board of Higher Ed

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro signed the state’s budget for fiscal year 2024–25 into law on Thursday, creating a coordinating board...

Kansas Releases $35.7M Linked to Colleges’ Compliance With Anti-DEI Law

Kansas governor Laura Kelly and top lawmakers voted Tuesday to allocate $35.7 million to public colleges and universities after the...

Michigan Offers High School Grads Free Community College

Michigan high schoolers will be able to attend a local community college without paying tuition starting next fall. The Michigan...
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Some Community Colleges See Level Funding Despite Lean State Budgets

In some states, community college systems have seen wins this budget season even when lawmakers were looking to cut costs.

New Jersey Community Colleges Dodge $20M Budget Cut

New Jersey state lawmakers nixed a proposed 12 percent cut to the state’s community colleges in their final 2024–25 budget...

Calif. Cuts UC, CSU Funding in $300B Budget

California state legislators agreed on a $297.9 billion spending plan for 2024–25 that includes cuts for the University of California...