Boise State looks at year-round calendar

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Boise State University is considering a
year-round academic calendar to help meet the growing demand for
college graduates in Idaho as funding for higher education
declines.
Boise State President Bob Kustra told lawmakers Wednesday that
it doesn't make sense to have the campus sit ``relatively idle''
over the summer given the pressure on Idaho universities to produce
more graduates.
Kustra says his university is exploring a move to a trimester
calendar, which would split the academic year into three semesters
instead of two semesters in the spring and fall.
The state Board of Education wants to double the number of Idaho
adults who have a college degree or credential from a
professional-technical school over the next nine years.


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