Topic: Higher Education

Higher Education Committee gets demographic forecast, hears support for community colleges

The House Higher Education Committee met yesterday to get an outlook on post-secondary education and heard from State Demographer Lloyd B. Potter for an overview of the changing population of Texas. Potter said 380,000 new Texans were added between 2017 and 2018, more than any other state, with most growth in the Latino population. Raymund Paredes, Commissioner for the Texas...

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State lawmakers get warning that their higher-ed goals outstrip state funding; March for Our Lives this Saturday

State lawmakers get warning that state higher-ed goals outstrip state funding: The state commissioner of higher education, Raymund Paredes, warned the Senate Higher Education Committee today that public colleges and universities can no longer be expected to do more with less. He noted that over the past 10 to 15 years Texas higher education has managed to improve graduation rates...

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Senate Bill 18 Imperils Key Source of College Students’ Financial Aid

On less than a day’s’ notice the House Higher Education Committee will consider tomorrow a bill that would eliminate a key funding source for college financial aid for needy students. The bill is SB 18 by Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo). It would eliminate tuition set-asides that redirect a fraction of total tuition charges in order to provide much-needed financial help...

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