July 6, 2018 | Issue # 117
I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing 4th of July. On Independence Day, we have an opportunity to celebrate the things that make our country so great. High on my list are community colleges—democracy’s colleges. Community colleges are uniquely American, delivering educational and economic opportunity for all students in search of the American Dream.
A Senate education committee approved legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Read about it in opens in a new windowCC Daily.
Getting people to relocate to Wichita for job training and employment may get easier with the Wichita Promise MOVE program. Learn more at the opens in a new windowAACC 21st Century Center.
AACC has issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that President Trump has the authority to implement a travel ban restricting entry to the U.S. for nationals from seven countries—mostly Muslim-majority nations. This ruling is disappointing and concerning to AACC and to many in higher education. Read the full statement opens in a new windowhere.
AACC is currently surveying community colleges to determine the impact on students of the year-round or “summer” Pell Grant. Responses from all community colleges are encouraged. Access the survey opens in a new windowhere.
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