Archive for August, 2018

$6.6 million grant from Arnold Foundation to fund Texas Policy Lab at Rice U.

HOUSTON – Rice University’s School of Social Sciences will launch an effort this fall to work side-by-side with Texas’ officeholders and state agencies to solve some of the state’s most pressing problems. The Texas Policy Lab, which is supported by a $6.6 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), will use cutting-edge research and analysis to offer measurable solutions for policymakers.

Social Sciences Dean Antonio Merlo said the lab will provide the executive and legislative branches of the ...

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Statement on Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy CLOSURES

AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has been informed that Education Corporation of America is closing, or has already closed, several educational/training institutions in Texas:  Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has provided estimated closure dates for all campuses along with information regarding transcripts, possible transfer options for students, and financial aid.

Expected closure dates:  (retrieved from THECB website on 12/9/18)

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