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West Virginia’s two year schools showing increasing enrollments and roughly 40% increase in dual enrollment this year

This brief article in MetroNews reports positive growth trends in West Virginia’s technical college and Community College systems, including a big jump in dual enrollment.  The numbers are close to pre-pandemic enrollment levels.  You can read the article HERE Read More

Florida’s State Legislature is looking to increase state-wide dual enrollment programing

This article by Andrew Powell and the Center Square Contributor publication provides a quick comparison of a handful of states dual enrollment student requirements.  This is a quick read for those interested in state to state variations in program enrollment requirements.  Read the article HERE Read More

Advanced Placement or Dual Credit? Which is the favored path for high school students?

This ARTICLE provides a primer on the differences and the plus/minus elements of both choices.  the article is short, but it includes links to additional content and information. Read More

California is focused on expanding the reach of dual enrollment across the spectrum of student pathways

This article Making the Most of State Investments in Dual Enrollment – Public Policy Institute of California ( highlights the trends in dual enrollment programs to incorporate career pathway planning into the programs.  This encourages another trend in dual enrollment that is clearly targeting marginalized students’ participation.  The idea here is to expose students to higher education well ahead of graduation from High School and to demonstrate to them that they have the wherewithal to undertake post secondary education and career aspirations […] Read More

Here’s another article praising the success of structuring dual credit course taking into a more planned pathway that concludes with a job or with a credential

This Forbes article does a nice job of showing the power of dual credit coursework that is tied to a logical and purposeful sequence of courses or to a clear pathway to an occupation or to a credential.  I liked the phrase used to accentuate planned pathways, which the article pointed out are much more effective than ‘random dual credit’ taking in terms of student success metrics.  this is a good quick read. Read More

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released this year’s ‘High School Benchmarks’ report

This report provides some striking data on the lasting impacts of Covid on student enrollments, persistence and disparities in post secondary enrollments.  There is some promising indicators that a rebound is underway, but the Covid class of 2020 seems to be left behind.   I didn’t look at the data itself, but for those looking for some validation of what many have noted or experienced, this report and the data may be very useful. Read on HERE Read More

Georgia’s legislature looks to build off a strong performance in dual enrollment programs in the state

Take a look at this article from THE CURRENT that describes a pretty strong appreciation for dual enrollment in Georgia’s school systems.  It looks to firm up funding, policy glitches and recruitment with a series of legislative actions. There’s some good data points in the article plus some common sense logic to assist students and school districts to accelerate success while refining expectations and limitations of programing.   Read this brief 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

Southern Regional Education Board recently published their report on dual enrollment across 16 member states in the Southeast part of the country

This April 2023 report provides a state to state summary of efforts underway to provide dual enrollment programing, credentials, workforce prep, and funding logic for all states covered by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).  SREB’s dual enrollment objectives are well represented among the programs and strategic approaches to providing dual credit course content for students.  Workforce alignment in course content is tied to occupational and university pathways, including content to address teacher shortages in general and in meeting teacher […] Read More

Interesting article via Northern Public Radio about dual credit comparisons to Advanced Placement in Illinois

Dual credit in Illinois is clearly growing in popularity.   Responding to a fifty percent increase in the number of students taking dual credit over the past five years creates interesting challenges for school administrators in Illinois.  Where Advanced Placement can be taught by high school instructors, dual credit teachers need college faculty credentialing (a Masters Degree in the subject matter or a Masters Degree in any field and 18 credits of graduate level course work in the subject matter).  the […] Read More