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Lone Star College to Open Seventh Campus in North Houston—Houston Business Journal
A local community college is adding another campus to its Bayou City presence to help low-income students get the help they need to succeed academically. 

Texas A&M Board OKs Joining TMC3—Houston Business Journal
The Texas A&M University System announced that its board of regents took a major step toward joining the planned TMC3 campus.

University of Houston System Board of Regents Vote to Create a Medical School—The Texas Tribune
Suggesting it has found a way to address state leaders’ worries that Texas is building too many medical schools, the University of Houston System moved  to create a college of medicine for its flagship campus.

Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t)—The New York Times
The national priority in education can be summed up in a four-letter acronym: STEM.

Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students—The Chronicle of Higher Education
The department had restored at least a portion of Pell eligibility for 288,969 students who had attended 841 institutions that closed from 2001 to 2016.

GOP Bill would Force Students Who Don’t Graduate to Repay Pell Grants—The Chronicle of Higher Education
A new bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives  aims to “motivate students” to graduate by taking aim at Pell Grants.

College tuition is poised to climb slightly in 2018—The Texas Tribune
Citing inflation and state funding worries, most public universities in Texas are raising tuition by a few percentage points for 2018.