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Jill Biden promotes community colleges' role in workforce development

The soon-to-be First Lady said community colleges' ability to meet students "where they are," is a key part of what makes them essential pieces of workforce development during an online conference hosted by College Promise. The organization, which advocates for free community college in the U.S., is "transformative," Biden said. During the Obama-Biden administration, Vice President (now President-elect) Joe Biden advocated for and proposed a path to free community college. Betsy Foresman has more.

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U. California system expands COVID-19 exposure app to more campuses

Five campuses in the University of California system are joining the state's COVID-19 exposure notification app effort, the system announced Thursday. The app — California COVID Notify — is spearheaded by the California Department of Health and was previously piloted at two other UC campuses. Using Google and Apple's Exposure Notifications API, the app notifies users when they've been exposed to someone who was later diagnosed with COVID-19. Jake Williams has more.

Penn State geographers build VR to show climate change effects

A new virtual reality tool developed by Penn State geographers allows users to simulate the effects of climate change on a Wisconsin forest. Through the simulation, users can "walk" through a virtual current day forest, as well as one that displays the impacts climate change will have on the same forest in 2050. Betsy has the details.

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