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Teacher Pipeline and Professional Development as a Solution

The challenges of talent development, particularly in a teacher shortage market, are often overlooked, when the opposite approach is needed.  This short read from NEW AMERICA https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/can-a-person-centered-approach-to-professional-development-help-retain-teachers/ makes that case Read More

Teacher Pipeline gets some renewed attention from US Secretary Miguel Cardona

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Calls on States, Districts, Higher Ed Institutions to Address Nationwide Teacher Shortage and Bolster Student Recovery with American Rescue Plan Funds MARCH 28, 2022 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, [email protected] Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will issue a nationwide call to action for states, higher education leaders, and schools to tap federal resources and work together to address the teacher shortage and aid student recovery. Today’s announcement builds on President Biden’s call in the State […] Read More

Research on demographics for Concurrent Credit enrollment – more evidence on access issues

  Naff, D., Assoicate Director of the Metropolitan Educational Research Conortium (MERC) of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education (2022). “Who Takes Dual Enrollment Classes? A Research Brief. Richmond, VA: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium”. This research publication is a quick read on the unique demographics of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes for students classified as economically disadvantaged and with respect to racial groupings.  It validates the combined discoveries of the benefits of college credit pathways while also pointing […] Read More

Best Practice for elevating a high school academic experience through dual credit

this article carried in Education Next and written by Wayne D’Orio portrays a great demonstration of the upside and outcomes of concurrent credit course offerings, where the relationship of a school district and a credit (granting/receiving) institution is key.  Bringing College into High Schools – Education Next Read More

Upcoming training on locating graduate course work utilizing on line tools is open for registration

. Pathway to 18: Concurrent Enrollment Credentialing  .   Concurrent enrollment instructors play a vital role in preparing high school students for college and a career. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requires colleges and universities awarding credit to have qualified faculty with discipline-specific credentials, including concurrent enrollment instructors. For teachers in the liberal arts, the HLC requires a master’s degree or higher in the subject taught OR a master’s degree or higher in another discipline + 18 graduate credits in […] Read More

A new report on the state of dual credit teachers points to near and long term opportunities and challenges

This recent report (March 2022) was jointly prepared by Jennifer Zinth (Zinth Consulting, LLC), Amy Williams (National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships – NACCEP), Alex Perry (College in the High School Alliance – CHSA and Foresight Law + Policy) and Jennifer Parks (Midwestern Higher Education Compact – MHEC). It serves as a concise, and contemporary look at the supply side of concurrent credit teachers, as well as the impact of an approaching deadline for dual credit teacher credentialing set by […] Read More

Illinois House Passes Tuition Support for Teachers

Thursday, March 3, 2022 Measure heads to Senate for further consideration By GRACE KINNICUTT Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House passed a bill Wednesday that would reimburse public school teachers for tuition and mandatory fees paid to a public institution of higher education. The measure is intended to promote the retention of teachers, but Republicans said it would skew toward the benefit of wealthy students whose parents paid for their education. In a 70-42 vote, with no […] Read More

New JFF Resource on Career Pathways Includes Dual Enrollment

Dear members of the College in High School Alliance, I am writing to share a new resource which has just been released by JFF’s Policy Leadership Trust, entitled No Dead Ends: How Career and Technical Education Can Provide Today’s Youth With Pathways to College and Career Success. One of the principles discussed is to expand intentional dual enrollment experiences for students. High-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs represent an effective way to provide young adults with an educational experience that […] Read More