Texas

Debt Hunters

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You can run, but you can't hide.

In an age where every penny counts, some universities are pulling out all the stops to collect parking ticket debts. Colleges are deploying a full arsenal of weapons, including the use of high-tech equipment to scan parking lots for violators, and the enlistment of collection agencies to hunt down deadbeats.

Too Young for College?

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Anastasia Megan, a 13-year-old Florida girl who has nearly completed her high-school curriculum via homeschooling, tried to take dual-enrollment courses at Lake-Sumter Community College last year. She was denied entry, however, by administrators who thought she was not ready to sit alongside older students in the classroom. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is now investigating whether the decision violated anti-bias law – raising an issue that comes up at other community colleges as well.

Beauty School Drop-Ins

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Texas community college bucks trend of shying away from cosmetology programs by opening a new school — with corporate ties.

Accusation of Cash Grab in Texas

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Group complains that U. of Texas at Austin has used funds given to its influential community college programs for other purposes in its College of Education.

Let's Make a Deal

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The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College have had a cozy relationship since 1991, when the two signed an agreement to pool their resources and allow students to seamlessly transfer between the community college and the four-year institution, which share a campus.

Push for Performance

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Texas board wants to change funding formulas for universities and community colleges; faculty leaders question priorities and fairness of plan.

Gunshots in the Distance

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U. of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College deal with escalating violence in nearby Mexico.

UT Pulls Plug on Partnership

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Citing Texas Southmost board's failure to ratify new agreement, University of Texas regents terminate deal with two-year college with which it shares a campus.

Budget Cuts Galore

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Rural community colleges across country argue they will be disproportionately hurt by the many across-the-board state budget cuts currently being proposed.

Ending the Late Option

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A Texas community college decides to risk losing some state funds by forcing students to register on time — with goal of improving completion rates.

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