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Arkansas community college placed on probation

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas community college has been placed on probation after a regional accrediting agency said it didn't meet three criteria related mostly to assessing student learning and could fail another five.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2nP9vUe) reports Black River Technical College must provide evidence to the Chicago-based Higher Learning Commission that it's worked on the criteria by July 1, 2018. The Pocahontas community college must also host an on-site visit no later than September 2018.

In February 2019, the commission will decide whether to remove the probation or order further sanctions. In the meantime, the technical college it will remain accredited.

According to the commission's website, Black River has been accredited since 1997.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com