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Committees take up bills on student homelessness, grants and scholarships, dual credit and low-cost class materials as Week 4 ends

Committees take up bills on student homelessness, grants and scholarships, dual credit and low-cost class materials as Week 4 ends

February 08, 2019

House and Senate committees entered their fourth week of hearings this week, taking up bills on low-cost course materials, scholarship and tuition waivers, and students experiencing homelessness. The House College and Workforce Development Committee at its hearing Wednesday held a work session on community and technical college faculty composition, while the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee at its hearing Thursday hosted a work session on how trades professions help meet the state's workforce demands in high-demand fields. >>

System-request, opportunity scholarship expansion bills heard as committee hearings continue

February 03, 2017

Policy committee hearings continued this week as Senators took up community and technical college system-requested bills on corrections education and the Customized Training Program. The House versions of the bills were heard in the House Higher Education Committee on Jan. 17. Bills on the Opportunity Scholarship and a workforce study also received hearings. Meanwhile, work sessions were held on textbook costs and on teaching requirements for faculty. >>

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