Teacher Shortage addressed through a New Program in Ohio

This is another creative approach to filling the teacher pipeline for K12.  Governor DeWine introduced a new pathway to becoming a teacher through the State’s Apprenticeship structure. this affords some programing aspects in Apprenticeships that provide credit for prior experience and wage incentives that follow progress toward licensure. the program targets people who are already attached to public education, but are not in teaching roles.  Read the NEWS RELEASE HERE Read More

Olivia Sanchez reports on the dispirit access to tuition support for dual credit programing in a number of states

Access to dual credit programing has been raised as a new target objective for many states in addition to historic preferences for high achieving students only.  This article from the Hechinger Report and Olivia Sanchez looks at access to dual credit programing tuition support for undocumented students.  A review of state policy rules involving undocumented students shows a patchwork of exclusions to tuition support or even program enrollment that are tied to immigration status.  Read the full article HERE  Read More

Indiana’s “My College Core” offers a unique website that details information about pathways to achieving 30 credit hours at Indiana higher education institutions

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education launched a WEBSITE that organizes information on postsecondary credit-earning programs to help high school students build a pathway to postsecondary college credits ahead of completing high school.  The announcement and introduction to the initiative can be found HERE Read More

Texas providing funding for dual credit classes

This YouTube clip highlights recent changes from the Texas Legislature to fund dual credit courses.  Heretofore, students were responsible to paying the full per credit cost to take dual credit courses.  See the video HERE Read More

Here is an example of two higher educational institutions partnering to offer two degrees in Nursing using dual credit logic

In this article, Mercer College and Loras College Launch Dual-Degree Nursing Program to address Healthcare Staffing Shortage in the Iowa News Now describes a 3 +1 program that extends one degree in Nursing to the next level for students.  This is another good example of how postsecondary academic objectives are being stacked together by partnered institutions to provide for enhanced Degree opportunities.  Read More