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HOUSTON, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "Why doesn't 'no' mean 'no' to you? 'No,' to you, means keep pushing." That is the phrase Dr. Tera Torres heard repeatedly in her childhood from her mother. Little did she know, her mindset would become the driving force behind the Associate of Applied Science in Pragmatic Studies, a two-year program designed for students with learning disabilities who would not thrive in a conventional college setting. The plans to start the program began in 2016.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), a coalition of community colleges in Texas, today announced it has been awarded a $645,405 grant from the Greater Texas Foundation for its flagship project, Harnessing Course Sharing to Support Texas Pathways at Scale. This funding will expand a collaboration between Texas community colleges and Acadeum, the creator of an online course-sharing platform used by nearly 400 colleges and universities, to increase access to STEM and shorter-term courses and in turn improve persistence and on-time completion through guided pathways.

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PLANO, Texas, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lexus unveiled 'ON/' at Design Miami/, presenting a vision by Germane Barnes and his team at the University of Miami that is inspired by the power and potential of Lexus's LF-Z Electrified Concept car, which introduces new electrification principles to the brand's ethos. The immersive installation embodies the human-centered, future-oriented approach to design and craftsmanship that the automotive brand and Barnes share, its title alluding to an on/off switch as a vision of a carbon-neutral future powered by electric technology. 'ON/' creates an environment that is designed to engage viewers of all ages, providing an experience that is both visually dynamic and interactive while offering an inviting space to recharge and reflect.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey shows that more than half (52%) of respondents at US higher education institutions have not yet started to prepare for the significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that will go into effect in the 2024-25 school year. All college students seeking federal financial aid in the US fill out the application. The study from Oracle and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) found that administrators are anxious about how to handle major modifications in the financial aid processes and are unsure of the Department of Education's support in making these adjustments.