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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Senate Democrats want to make technical college free for SC residents
The State – February 15, 2017
S.C. Senate Democrats want to make technical college free for residents who graduate from high school.
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Piedmont Technical College Helps Workers, Industry Sharpen Skills through Apprenticeships
GwdToday – February 14, 2017
While the term sounds like something from centuries gone by, apprenticeships are a modern way to develop skills needed in today’s economy, as Piedmont Technical College students are finding out.
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Around the Nation


Closing Students’ Achievement Gaps at the National Level
The Chronicle of Higher Education – February 16, 2017
Karen A. Stout, president of Achieving the Dream, says the organization has fostered a conversation around data-driven decision making, and helped improve student outcomes, at the more than 200 colleges it has worked with since 2004.
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College Can Improve Transfer Rates
Inside Higher Ed – February 16, 2017
State policy isn’t the only way to tackle low community college student transfer rates, write Josh Wyner and Alison Kadlec. Institutional action matters, too.
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Relationships Matter in Recruiting Latino Students
Inside Higher Ed – February 16, 2017
A year ago Addi Hernandez was an administrative assistant at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College.
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‘Every Campus a Refuge,’ but Can Refugees Come?
Inside Higher Ed – February 15, 2017
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.
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Hot topics in higher ed law
Community College Daily – February 15, 2017
Despite the uncertainties of how the Trump administration may approach federal regulations affecting higher education institutions, there are some areas that community colleges must address no matter what, such as overtime regulations and compliance, Title IX enforcement and sexual harassment.
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The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School
EdSurge – February 15, 2017
In Tennessee, the education system made headlines a few years back when the state announced the “ Tennessee Promise”—an initiative granting thousands of high school students the opportunity to attend two years of free community college.
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PTK opens doors to second chance students
Community College Daily – February 14, 2017
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) is opening membership to select students who are in prison or on probation.
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