Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
DALLAS (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is formally pitching a four-year tuition freeze for incoming college freshmen.
He also proposes tying 10 percent of a school's state funding to the number of students it graduates.
Perry outlined his higher education initiatives for the upcoming legislative session at a Dallas high school Monday. He also called for more transparency so families will know the full cost of a delayed graduation.
He says less than 30 percent of students at Texas' four-year institutions graduate in four years and only 58 percent have a degree in six years.
He also is renewing his call for universities to create bachelor's degree options for $10,000 or less. He says that so far, nine institutions in Texas offer or have announced plans for such degrees.
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