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Western Governors University partners up with publishing giants’ E-textbook venture

Posted on: October 11th, 2011 by Patrick Michels No Comments

Western Governors University, the nonprofit online school that launched a just-for-Texas subsidiary late last month, is expanding its relationship with some of the biggest players in textbook publishing, incorporating their electronic textbooks into its online courses. (more…)

Online WGU Texas launched as officials suggest extending model to public universities

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 by Patrick Michels 1 Comment

With “WGU Texas” pennants and stadium cushions, state officials unveiled Texas’s newest university Wednesday, a school with no stadium and no sports teams — a state chapter of the online, nonprofit Western Governors University. (more…)

Perry-backed WGU Texas to bring online college degrees shaped by business leaders

Posted on: September 14th, 2011 by Patrick Michels 1 Comment

Later this month, officials with Western Governors University will announce new details about the nonprofit online college’s Texas chapter, a sub-university created in August with a wave of Gov. Rick Perry’s pen. (more…)

Gates Foundation grant supports launch of WGU Texas, Perry-backed online university

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by Patrick Michels No Comments

Western Governors University, the nonprofit online school launching a Texas-specific subsidiary with Gov. Rick Perry’s support, will receive a $4.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its partnerships with state governments. (more…)

Perry issues executive order creating WGU Texas, promising cheap, online degrees

Posted on: August 3rd, 2011 by Patrick Michels 1 Comment

Gov. Rick Perry issued an executive order today announcing the creation of Western Governors University Texas, a local partnership between WGU, a nonprofit online university, and the State of Texas. (more…)