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2008-09-22 03:00:25

By Moritz, Gwen LAST MONTH, JIM PURCELL, director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, delivered the bad news: Despite significant improvement in the rate at which high school graduates who enroll in college - very nearly the national average, in fact - the percentage of Arkansas residents with college degrees is on the decline. Meanwhile, more than $50 million in state funds already appropriated for college scholarships is sitting in interest- bearing bank accounts because...