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State and National News Articles: March 2017

As an organization committed to developing college admission counseling professionals, TACAC is pleased to share recent state and national news articles that may help you grow as a professional.

Texas News

Texas Lawmakers Search for Ways to Avoid Wasted College Credits (The Texas Tribune)
State lawmakers consider ways to ensure courses taken at community colleges will transfer to four-year universities.

DISD Hopes to 'Break the Cycle of Poverty' with Early College Academies at Nearly Every High School (Dallas Morning News)
In partnership with numerous local companies, DISD expands its early college academy offerings to give students a head start on college and prepare them for work.

Affirmative Action in UT Admissions Faces New Legal Challenge (Austin American-Statesman)
A new case challenging the consideration of race in college admission is being organized by one of the litigants in previous cases involving the University of Texas. This round of litigation is likely to go before state courts rather than the US Supreme Court.


National News

Filing for Federal College Aid Without an I.R.S. Shortcut (The New York Times)
Information about completing FAFSA since the data retrieval tool was taken offline due to security concerns.

NACAC Members Meet with Congressional Leaders (National Association for College Admission Counseling)
More than 130 NACAC members from around the world traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with congressional leaders about NACAC's legislative priorities.

States Challenge Public Universities to Prove They Are Worth Their Funding (The Wall Street Journal)
Discussion of the increased use of performance-based funding in public higher education. Article also available here for non-subscribers of the Wall Street Journal.


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