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UPDATE: Florida and California become 15th and 16th states to call on Congress to adopt a job-driven Community College Compact as part of HEA reauthorization

  ·   By Jessica Cardott
UPDATE: Florida and California become 15th and 16th states to call on Congress to adopt a job-driven Community College Compact as part of HEA reauthorization

UPDATE: As of September 18th, Michael P. Brawer, CEO and Executive Director of the Association of Florida Colleges, has also signed onto the Community College Compact. Read the updated letter here. Elroy Ortiz Oakley has sent in a separate letter on behalf of California Community Colleges, sharing the same higher education policy priorities.

To date, sixteen total states have urged Congress to adopt the four policies contained in the Community College Compact, including: AR, CA, CT, FL, IA, KY, LA, MO, MS, NV, NH, NY, OR, VA, WA, and WV.

September 5th-- Sarah Armstrong Tucker, Chancellor of West Virginia Community and Technical College System, has joined the ranks of thirteen other state-wide systems to support the suite of post-secondary education bills.

August 27th-- Brian Millner, President and CEO of the Missouri Community College Association, has signed onto the Community College Compact, urging federal policymakers to make higher education policy more responsive to the needs of today’s students, in recognition of the support shown by Missouri's thirteen independent community colleges. For more information about the Compact click here.

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