MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Oklahoma News

December 5, 2013

State recognized for higher ed

OKLAHOMA CITY  — The White House will recognize Oklahoma next week for its effort in college remediation education.

Oklahoma’s Complete College America program will be recognized at the White House on Dec. 11. Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies, has also applauded the program, according to a story published Thursday in The Oklahoman.

Complete College America is a national nonprofit that works to increase the number of Americans with career certificates or college degrees. Oklahoma joined in 2011.

Oklahoma is one of 10 states that ties dollars to progress and success rather than enrollment.

Tony Hutchison, vice chancellor for workforce and economic development for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, said that for the past two years, appropriations have been allocated based on performance factors.

“Performance funding is our strongest area (of Complete College America),” he said.

Hutchison said the program rewards schools for success. Each institution submits a plan for degree completion based on its mix of students.

“We are making very diligent efforts to complete college education in Oklahoma,” Hutchison said.

1
Text Only
Oklahoma News
AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks