The Coordinating Commission recently published the latest issue of its newsletter, Commission Update.
In this issue:
- The Access College Early (ACE) scholarship program will receive additional funding for the 2016-17 school year. The program, administered by the Commission, pays for low-income high school students to take college courses.
- Nebraska’s gap in educational attainment between whites and minorities is the second largest in the nation. That was one key finding of the 2016 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report, published recently by the Commission.
- The Commission testified in favor of a student debt literacy bill that was signed into law during the recent Legislative session. Nebraska becomes one of the first states to pass such a law, which requires the state’s public postsecondary institutions to provide detailed loan debt information to its students on an annual basis.