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UH president to attend White House workshop

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:46 a.m. HST, Jan 15, 2014


University of Hawaii's interim president will be at the White House for a national workshop on increasing college access and success for disadvantaged students.

The university says David Lassner is participating in Thursday's invitation-only event in Washington, D.C., where President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan are scheduled to speak.

Lassner says Hawaii's goal of having 55 percent of the population holding a college degree by 2025 can't be achieved without improving access for low-income students.

He says he's looking forward to learning what works in other states.







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soundofreason wrote:
"Lassner says Hawaii's goal of having 55 percent of the population holding a college degree by 2025 can't be achieved without improving access for low-income students." >>> So, why can't low income students get in, in the first place? They don't have enough income for what it.......costs. What makes costs so high? Expenses. Get back in your office and cut those.
on January 15,2014 | 05:14AM
2disgusted2 wrote:
It is we the folks in the trenches, who do the grunt work of remedial English and who have taught in other states and had success retaining students who can educated Presidents.. Whether if the country or the university. They should listen to!
on January 15,2014 | 09:31AM
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