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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

Community College faculty push back on Dual Credit Legislation on Two Fonts: Assurance of faculty standards and Program Access Shortcomings in the Legislation

This ARTICLE from is an interesting piece on the changing dynamics in dual credit programing/enrollment, where teacher shortages and the faculty standards required of the credit granting institutions are at odds.  Legislative efforts to redress teacher shortages include reducing dual enrollment teacher credentialling requirements (faculty standards) that are impacting student performance outcomes for subsequent college performance…which is being argued by college faculty as a consequence of eliminating college level teaching credentials.  This conversation in Illinois is centered on legislative […] Read More

NACEP’s Amy Williams weighs in on the Biden budget proposal for 2024

This is a copy of a message distributed by Amy Williams, Executive Director for the National Association of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.   Hello NACEP Members, Happy Wednesday to you all! I wanted to share some exciting news from the White House.   On Monday, President Biden released his budget request for the US Dept. of Ed. for fiscal year 2025. The President’s budget is submitted annually to Congress and outlines proposed spending aligned with the administration’s priorities. Ultimately, Congress determines […] Read More

Alex Perry from the College in High School Alliance offers a quick look at the 2025 Budget Request references to additional funding for Dual Enrollment

Dear members of the College in High School Alliance, Yesterday, President Biden released his Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the US Department of Education and the other federal agencies that make up the federal budget. Each year, the President must send to Congress a budget that requests spending aligned to his priorities. Congress then considers the President’s request, and makes decision about what – and what not – to fund. This year’s budget request includes an exciting proposal to […] Read More

State of Louisiana Board of Regents Report on Dual Enrollment Has Really Great Data, Recommendations, and Covid-Post Covid Results

This 2023 Dual Enrollment Task Force Report  does an excellent job of capturing meaningful data on outcomes, and performance for dual enrollment programing participation in the State.  It also shows that data over time, and including during the Pandemic-impact years.  Access issues, funding, teacher credentialing efforts, and more are noted within a set of recommendations for higher ed, secondary ed. legislators and more.  The report is well organized and packed with supporting documents. Read More

Ed Research for Action publishes summary of researach looking at student success in early college courses

This Summary Report provides a quick overview of research conducted by:  Dylan Conger (George Washington University), Steven W Memelt (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Maria Louisa Vasquez (George Washington University).  A copy of the full report is also linked to this summary.   Key insights, strategies, and research findiings/limitations are summarized here. Read More

New Jersey announced grant funding ($500,000) for four sets of partnered institutions to advance access to dual credit programing to students from under-resourced communities

This January 30, 2024 news release from the New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education describes new funding for pilot projects among four different sets of dual credit programing partners that are designed to specifically target students with lower participation rates in dual credit programs. Read More

Interesting take on changing education’s value proposition to future workforce needs that starts with a focus on career pathways

Dual enrollment – along with other strategies – gets applied in the case that is made in an essay by Jared Polis in The 74 Newsletter, entitled, “How Blurring the Lines Between High School, Colletge and Careers Can Set More Teens Up for Success”  He argues for an integration of education from K12-forward with business and industry to better align evolving demands for current and future skills/needs.  A mix of education, experience and employment needs to break down the divisions among […] Read More

Washington State’s House passed a bill to increase awareness and participation by students in dual enrollment programs

This brief news item and article by Thomas Metcalf at NonStop Local News for the Tri-Cities in Washington State shows very strong support in the Washington House for Dual Credit Programing.  The bill supporting this measure passed with unanimous support;  it now moves on to the Senate Chamber for action/votes. Read More