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​Outreach education evolving at BCC

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The number of high school students receiving college instruction during their school day continues to grow, thanks to the Kansas Legislature’s decision to pay for their tuition on technical education courses.
In a report presented Thursday to the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, Dean Elaine Simmons described changes in outreach services in the college’s service region. Simmons heads the department of Workforce Training & Community Education.
“When I joined the college in 1984 ... ‘outreach’ meant we were offering classes at night,” she said. “We did that in our seven-county service area. It ran for years.”
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