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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

Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education is extending its partnership with INvestEd and the Center of Escellence in Leadership of Learning to support teacher credentialing

This is a quick update on graduate courses offered for free through Teach Dual Credit Indiana.  This goes a long way toward building a pipeline of dual credit credentialed teachers in Indiana….well done.  This short news item can be found HERE Read More

College in High School Alliance brings to the forefront the ‘Next Phase of Dual Enrollment Policy’

The subtitle of this paper is “a Vision for the field”, which suggest a shift in our current focus on building and scaling dual enrollment to forward aspirations for greater access and equity objectives and thereby realize a more comprehensive level of participation in the benefits realized in previous programing phases.  The new orientation is the inclusion of a much expanded dual enrollment student population, not tied to exceptional academic performers alone, but to all students’ career and occupational goals […] Read More

Update on Georgia’s Legislative Review of Dual Enrollment results in strong financial and policy support for future dual enrollment programing

This is a follow on to earlier posted articles on the State of Georgia’s Legislative review of dual enrollment programing in the state.  The committee assigned to the review traveled the state looking at several examples of DE programing and concluded with several recommendations regarding funding, definitions for outcomes and longer term commitments to support programing.  See article from The Current, In-Depth Journalism for Coastal Georgia Read More

Georgia Legislators move forward on efforts to assure continued strength in Dual Credit Programing

This Article in the Walker County Messenger is another segment on the Georgian legislature’s work toward shoring up dual credit programing in the state with funding stability and commitments to hire more high school counselors and dual credit instructors.  The focus has been on programing’s in content areas that lead to occupational pathways that support the economy’s demand for specific labor/trades/skills and specialties. Read More

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

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

New National Hechinger Report on dual credit programing and its incredible growth in enrollment across the country

If your looking for some really great data for dual credit programing…and particularly programing hosted by community and technical colleges, this Hechinger Article does a nice job of telling a promising story of growth and impact for students and the economy Read More

WI reporter shares that 25% of high school students have participated in dual credit programing

This article has a couple of data points that are quite impressive.  It also points out the uneven distribution of dual credit program participation across the state of WI.  So, it appears  to be a great pathway for high school students – provided the programing is available in their districts.  Read the NPR story HERE Read More