|Sen. Banks' education initiative|
|Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:16|
STATEHOUSE – Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) helped advance Indiana education reform efforts one step further as his legislation to make it easier for students to transfer college credits between schools sailed through a final House of Representatives vote, 91-2. Senate Bill 182, aimed at reducing costs and increasing transparency in higher education, can now be signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
“I commend my fellow House colleagues for passing this legislation that will not only save students money, but promote transparency within the state system,” Banks said. “Students will now know ahead of time whether their courses are transferable, which will prevent them from having to re-take course work.”
SB 182 would increase the amount of credits that can be transferred among state colleges and universities. Banks said the bill will help transfer students graduate within the expected 4-year time frame. It will also create a statewide common course numbering system for transferable credits to simplify the process.
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