Media Advisory: Legislative Subcommittee Hearing to Examine Accessibility, Quality and Cost of Higher Education in Nevada

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Nevada Officials, Education Stakeholders, and Adapt Courseware to Provide Testimony

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Nevada officials and education proponents will gather this week to discuss challenges faced by students attending Nevada's Community Colleges. John Boersma, PhD., former university faculty member and founder of Adapt Courseware, is among those invited to testify.

Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning Community Colleges' Subcommittee on Academics and Workforce Alignment: Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Chair; Senator Barbara Cegavske; Assemblyman Pat Hickey; and others.

Public hearing testimony will examine new ways for schools and students alike to benefit from scalable, high quality, and cost effective educational options.

Thursday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m.

Grant Sawyer Building, 555 E. Washington Ave, Las Vegas, NV.

Today, many students experience closed sections and wait-lists in the general education courses they need to progress to advanced courses, delaying their entire degree program and adding significantly to student debt.

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Boersma will address policy options to empower students and their parents to gain some control over the rising cost of a college education in Nevada. His testimony will reflect his extensive insight on education technologies, research on learner motivation and productivity, experience as a former college instructor, and expertise on competency-based, adaptive learning.

The hearing is open to members of the media.

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