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Massey’s Bill Awarding Academic Credit for Prior Work Experience Sails through House Education

DENVER – The House Education Committee gave initial approval for House Bill 1072, which will grant students at state colleges and universities credit for work and military experience.   The measure, sponsored by state Rep. Tom Massey requires the Commission on Higher Education to develop criteria that allows students enrolled in institutions of higher learning to be given academic credit for prior real world experience. Examples of this include work experience, military service, community involvement, or other experiences gained prior to enrollment in an institution of higher education.   “Developing criteria to award academic credit for prior work experience will help those students seeking opportunities in higher education,” said Massey, R-Poncha Springs, who chairs the House Education Committee. “Students who have gained valuable experience in the work place, military or through direct involvement in … Read entire article »

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