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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

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

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

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

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

Another look at the Ohio State Audit and survey report on Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program

This ARTICLE in the Inside Higher Ed entitled, “A State Calculates the Cost of Dual Enrollment” by Sara Weissman takes a cost accountant’s view of the College Credit Plus Program in Ohio.  That perspective recognizes the significant positive impact on enrollment data for Community Colleges, but it also raises the questions about whether or not such programing is structured as a sustainable business model, particularly when including indirect costs in addition to direct teaching costs as part of the overall assessment.  […] Read More

College Credit Plus audit shows some interesting insights into costs, revenues, enrollment counts, and more

This Auditor of State Special Report on the College Credit Plus (ccp) programing provides a financial perspective of program partners n Ohio.  This report brings dual credit programing assessments to a number of cost-benefit illustrations.  The primary focus of the report is on institutional drivers for program participation, using costs, revenues, and enrollments as effective considerations.  It also pointed out difficulties in cross institutional comparisons because of how programing is accounted for by institutions.  An article in the DAYTON DAILY […] Read More

Here’s another lead for the Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative report on dual credit access issues

This REPORT is getting a lot of exposure in the media.  It’s a report on the disparate access to dual credit programing among certain populations.  This short article from BizZ media includes a link to the full report. Read More