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Stearns wants more students at 2-year colleges


Stearns wants more students at 2-year colleges

BILLINGS (AP) — State higher education officials are working to remake the image of Montana's colleges of technology to draw more students.

Sheila Stearns said a $1.77 million grant from the Lumina Foundation is being used to transform them from schools that offer technical training specific to jobs to a community college model with core classes that would transfer to the university system's four-year schools.

Stearns and Mary Moe, the deputy commissioner for two-year education, spoke with The Billings Gazette editorial board Thursday.


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