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State Goal: Get 60 Percent of Texans a College Degree By 2030

Posted on · Last month, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopted a new plan called 60x30TX. The overarching goal: to get 60 percent of Texans between 25 and 34 a college degree or certificate by 2030. The coordinating board says the goal focuses on 25 to 34-year-olds as an indicator of the economic future of the state […]

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Should University Funding Be Tied to Performance Criteria?

Posted on · A new proposal from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board would tie part of funding for the state’s four-year universities to certain performance criteria, such as graduation rates. The incentives would only be a small portion of each institution’s overall state funding, and it would be similar to a model already used by Texas technical […]

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Ghost Guns, and Performance-Based College Funding: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Posted on · As the new session of the Texas Legislature got underway Tuesday, gun rights advocates held a rally at the state capitol with a machine capable of building firearms with 3D-printing technology. These so-called “ghost guns” have no serial numbers. The event was part of a push to get rid of the state's handgun licensing requirements […]