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Idaho communities push for more community college options

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Boise's bedroom communities want to offer community college classes. Kuna, located south of Boise, is working with Boise State University to bring several community college-style classes - perhaps as early as this fall. Supporters of a separate plan aim to start satellite community college campuses in Star, Kuna and in Columbia Village, a subdivision southeast of Boise. Eagle and Meridian are also interested in getting involved. Currently, Idaho has just two community colleges: the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls and North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene. Only 45 percent of Idaho high schoolers go directly to a college - the fourth-worst rate in the nation - and some blame the relative dearth of more-affordable options. (Idaho Statesman)
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