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With new funding formula, community colleges can better prepare students for Texas workforce, experts say

The state’s new funding model can help schools train students for high-demand jobs, panelists said at a Texas Tribune event.

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A new, outcome-based funding model 

The Texas Tribune hosted an event conversation on how new laws are affecting Texas community colleges, at Studio 919 on Jan. 24, 2024. From left: moderator and Tribune education reporter Sneha Dey; Denisa Gándara, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy at University of Texas at Austin; Brenda Hellyer, chancellor of San Jacinto College and member of the Texas Commission on Community College Finance; and Julian Cotto, recent graduate of Austin Community College and 2023 Chancellor Student Achievement Award winner.

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