Category Archives: Higher Education

States consider campus free speech policies

With incidents around the nation testing free speech policies on college and university campuses, some states have responded by enacting or considering legislation for their public institutions. Issues that have surfaced nationwide include institutions restricting protests to certain areas on campus, … Continue reading

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Lawmakers review use of tuition waivers by former foster youth

Texas lawmakers this interim are considering ways to increase enrollment and retention of the state’s former foster youth in higher education. Relatively few complete post-secondary education, despite a Texas law that entitles certain former foster youth to free tuition and … Continue reading

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Higher education board backs proposal for community college baccalaureate programs in nursing, applied sciences

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board voted at its July 24 meeting to recommend that the Legislature allow certain community colleges to offer four-year baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and in certain applied sciences and technology fields. The proposal stems from SB … Continue reading

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