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January 21, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Daily round-up: UW and WSU draw more online students, Seattle School Board considers bus service cuts

UW, WSU draw more online students: Washington’s two major state universities are enrolling more and more students in online degree programs as the field of non-traditional college education continues to grow. At the University of Washington, a new degree completion program lets students who have already finished some college earn a bachelor’s degree online at a discounted tuition rate.

Seattle School Board considers ending bus service for 1,000 students: The Seattle School Board will decide Wednesday whether to eliminate a grandfathering arrangement that has enabled some 1,076 students to continue riding to their schools after the district swapped to a new neighborhood-based bus system in 2010. The proposal is part of a larger transportation spending plan that would save Seattle Public Schools about $3.4 million.

Shifting demographics require new college recruitment strategies (The Chronicle of Higher Education): The days when college recruiters could rely on an applicant pool full of affluent students are numbered. In many wealthy areas around the U.S., the number of kindergarteners is much lower than the number of 18 year olds.

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