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June 25, 2018

Facebook Plans to Team Up With 15 Community Colleges. What Will That Entail?

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By Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle
Something rang both haphazard and familiar in the announcement Facebook made last week, promising to create as many as 15 partnerships with community colleges by the end of 2018.  The company is creating those partnerships alongside its larger “Community Boost” program, which is designed to train more than one million people in 50 cities in digital skills. Both moves come as Facebook faces increasing public criticism for how it has allowed members’ private data to be shared with outside companies and political operatives. In the past six weeks it has announced partnerships with Des Moines Area Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, and Greenville Technical College, in South Carolina; on Friday it unveiled two more, at Bunker Hill and Roxbury Community Colleges, both in Massachusetts. Exactly how those institutions were chosen — or how future ones will be — is unclear.

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