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Governor Bill Haslam Outlines Plan to Increase Higher Education

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(Nashville, TN) Governor Bill Haslam talked more in-depth about his plan to boost the number of college graduates in Tennessee during an event Wednesday.

Haslam highlighted several college education initiatives, including the progress of the state-backed on-line college, Western Governors University.

Governor Haslam also said in the next few weeks Tennessee would start distributing a $47 million endowment from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with more than $16 million earmarked from the state budget for workforce development programs at community colleges.