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A new ‘Resource’

By AMARIS ENCINAS Following the meeting at West Campus last month about the increase in tuition for DACA students and available resources, like Student Life is providing the opportunity to meet with one on one with a Pima adviser. However, even with those resources available, Pima Community College has been working toward providing more resources for students who are of refugee or DACA status. Hilda Ladner, diversity, equity and inclusion officer, is the lead for a new project that involves establishing a space where students can obtain up-to-date legal information as further updates are disclosed and student workshops that work in collaboration with ScholarshipsAZ. The Student Resource Center for Immigrant and Refugee students will have a designated space at Pima’s Downtown Campus i...
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Two more high schools sign IGA with Pima

By NORA THOMPSON   Pima Community College is adding two new schools to its long list of dual-enrolled high schools: City High School and Canyon Rose Academy. Dual enrollment is when high-schoolers can take a class at their high school that counts as both a college and a high school credit. It’s an alternative to Advanced Placement courses. In order for a high school to offer college-level courses, its school district must sign an intergovernmental agreement, or IGA, with Pima. This allows Pima to count them as a part of its enrollment numbers and allows the high schools to provide the service free of charge. “If the high school teacher is teaching the course, the teacher is being paid by the high school, the district is already paying that person so there’s no real cost to Pima,”...