It may seem odd that a state with no shortage of public colleges is urging its citizens to consider a private school. Yet that’s exactly what Missouri is doing, the St. Louis Dispatch reports. In recent months, Gov. Jay Nixon has been featured in a variety of advertisements for Western Governors University, a nonprofit online school that’s opening an office in Missouri. The governor also has issued an executive order directing state agencies to help the school establish its Missouri operation. And to help with startup costs, Missouri is providing a $4 million community development block grant. That isn’t exactly new....

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i