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Kentucky House Approves Free Community College

March 18, 2016

The Kentucky House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to make community college free, The Courier-Journal reported. Under the legislation, which now moves to the Senate, all graduates of Kentucky high schools or home schools or those who earn a GED would be able to attend institutions in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System for up to two years. The students would be required to take at least 12 credits a semester and to maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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