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Education Meetings Set for Thursday

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Two meetings are planned for Thursday to discuss higher education in the Columbia Basin.

Both of the meetings will be at Columbia Basin College.

One of six public forums statewide will be held from 1:00-5:00 Thursday afternoon at CBC.

They will discuss the group, "Washington Learns," a panel of state education leaders that design curriculums and ways to keep the education level high in our state.

The second meeting will be at 6:00, when they will discuss plans to start enrolling Freshman at WSU Tri-Cities in the Fall of 2007, and leaders said discussing these issues is vital to keeping education in the Columbia Basin top notch.

"It raises the, we bring cultural resources to the community, we bring research resources and we'll bring the educational resources to meet the needs of this community and the region, southeast Washington in general," said Don Lynch, Vice Chancellor at WSU Tri-Cities. 

WSU Tri-Cities plans on enrolling 35 Freshman next Fall as part of their plan to make the school a four-year university.

Both meetings are open to public comment.