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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

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

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

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

The College in High School Alliance and the Community College Research Center co-published a guide for States and Colleges to consider in building stronger dual enrollment initiatives

This report was released in January, 2024.  It is structured around three focal points:  “expanding access, strengthening on-ramps to postsecondary pathways and building and sustaining strong partnerships.” Find the report HERE Read More

College in High School shares Washington DC Report and Recommendations on Student Access and Student Success

This report is the result of a dual enrollment task force organized by the DC Mayor’s Office and several partners.  It follows the trend line of a number of other regions’ work in expanding dual enrollment beyond legacy orientations to high academic achievers to include all students – offering opportunities to have some exposure to a post secondary academic or career path.  Read the full report HERE Read More

Two publications report on the growth trends and access challenges for dual credit courses in Illinois

A recent article from Chalkbeat – Chicago provides a summary of recent research written by Sarah Cashdollar, PhD. via the Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaboration and with funding from the Joyce Foundation. The Chalkbeat article can be found  HERE. The research report, Dual Credit In Illinois — Mapping Increased Participation and Persistent Participation Gaps provides detail and data, as well as conclusions and implications. Read More

A new research analysis on the why? behind dual credit education…Is it clearly stated in the language that describes it?

The report entitled, “Democratizing Dual Enrollment: Beyond Economic Rationales”by Julia C. Duncheon [U of Washington] and Dustin Hornbeck [U of Memphis] takes an interesting research approach to understand what drives dual enrollment;  is it the quest for the broad benefits of higher education, or civic responsiveness, or economic fortitude.  Perhaps the answer lies in the way we talk about or describe dual enrollment. Read More