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Corrections education, Customized Training Program bills earn approval

January 29, 2017

Two community and technical college system-request bills — allowing colleges to offer degree programs in prisons and making the Customized Training Program permanent — won approval from the House Higher Education Committee this week. House members also heard proposals on faculty hiring and pay while Senate budget-writers learned about higher education funding. >>

How Fast Time Flies

January 20, 2017

As week three finishes, it feels crazy how time flies. The experience in such little time is amazing. This week schedule was a little more relaxed because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Although that doesn’t mean that it didn’t become busy once we came back to office. >>

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