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budget cuts in Arizona lead to cuts that reduce funds to support efforts to recruit students to teaching programs. These efforts target a long term shortage of teachers in the state of Arizona

Governor Katie Hobbs has criticized the University of Arizona (UA) and the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for their handling of a $177 million budget shortfall, emphasizing the adverse impact on teacher tuition support programs aimed at addressing the state’s teacher shortage. Among the financial strategies to mitigate the crisis, UA has implemented a hiring freeze, deferred certain projects, and plans to end its tuition guarantee program starting next fall (Inside Higher Ed) (Yahoo). The cuts to teacher tuition support […] Read More

The need for metrics for dual enrollment programing in Colorado is highlighted in this article.

  Colorado lawmakers are scrutinizing the ASCENT program and other dual enrollment initiatives due to rising costs and limited data on outcomes. ASCENT, established in 2009, allows high school students to take college classes for free. However, a recent report highlighted issues such as fragmented program administration and a lack of cohesion. Lawmakers have capped ASCENT’s enrollment to control costs and are seeking more data on the program’s effectiveness. Despite these challenges, educators see value in providing students with college […] Read More

South Carolina Boosts Scholarships for Education Majors to Stem Teacher Shortage

South Carolina has enacted a new law to provide additional scholarship aid to education majors at state colleges, offering an extra $2,500 to $3,300 yearly. The law aims to attract more students to the teaching profession amid a severe teacher shortage. Recipients must agree to teach in public schools for the duration they receive the scholarship. This initiative, along with planned salary increases for teachers, is part of a broader effort to improve teacher recruitment and retention in the state. […] Read More

This report from the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) provides a comprehensive guide to the elements required of a postsecondary credit program for secondary institutions

TICAS research evaluated MI based programs using a holistic approach, anchored in fully developed appreciation for the intended outcomes/benefits of such programing.  It then moves to describing the various programs in MI that provide pathways to achieving post secondary college credits.  This exercise includes data and observations about ease of access, racial disparities, some built in dysfunction or disincentives in terms of institutional motivation – largely focused on revenue impacts and enrollment impacts.   The report does recommend a full understanding […] Read More

One path to redress teacher shortages may be through the long standing workforce development practice, Apprenticeship

The US Dept. of Labor Blog has a concise description of a Biden Administration push for Teacher-Apprenticeship  programs in several states.  The Blog posting has several links to references and resources on the subject  This is an initiative that is being funded for pilot projects, it includes the use of intermediary partners that are well versed in Apprenticeship programs, admin and advising host institutions for such programing. Read More

Is it time to shift expectations for K-12? This piece by Jamie Merisotis, CEO for the Lumina Foundation, suggests its time to set a new secondary educational bar, described as “K-14”

This Forbes Newsletter from May 1, 2024 starts a conversation about the need for shifting the objective of secondary education from graduation to that of meeting the demands in the current and future workforce for more knowledge and skills.   This orientation includes dual credit programing as an example of programing offered in High School that looks to provide academic achievement beyond a high school diploma. We need to see more of this thinking and doing.  Mr. Merisotis leaves the complexities of […] Read More

Oregon Capital Chronicle article on the trend line for the impact of high school enrollment in Community Colleges

This ARTICLE article by Alex Baumhardt shows some interesting data on dual enrollment impacts on Oregon’s Community College student counts and the impact on state/student tuition revenues for the College. Read More

Alex Perry’s heads up about some exciting new research projects funded by the Dual Enrollment Research Fund

Alex Perry of the College in High School Alliance sent us word of a new round of research project in Dual Enrollment. this ARTICLE describes six research projects under way due to funding awards by the Dual Enrollment Research Fund.  The awards were made to advance research along topics of dual enrollment equity, TEACHER CREDENTILING policy, and CTE programing with dual enrollment.   We’re particularly interested in seeing the work addressing teacher credentials from Oregon’s Sponsored Dual Credit model “(which provides an […] Read More

Community College Faculty challenge dual credit legislation in Illinois based on faculty union concerns about shifting college level course work from the college campus to the High School

This  article in the Pentagraph by Mateusz Janik (April 14, 2024)  describes some unique shifts in faculty teaching loads from the college campus to the high school campus through dual credit course options.  As these dual credit programs become more and more popular, some Community College faculty unions see faculty teaching loads shift to high schools, thus reducing the demand for that course content on campus and a resulting reduction in faculty teaching those courses. This shift toward high school […] Read More

A good fact sheet on dual enrollment 2024

this is a quick read with some broad national data sets for those looking for some good talking points in support of dual enrollment programing Read More