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Community College Research Center published a strong case for intentional infusion of pathway logic to Dual Enrollment Programing

This research points out the well established positive student success outcomes of dual enrollment participation, but with a strong emphasis on access and equity gaps in some student populations.  In addition to pointing out the data that supports those points, it goes a step further in suggesting even stronger outcomes where the programs incorporate career path objectives.  This furthers the trend in DE that is moving away from DE targeting strong academic achievers to DE that targets students who have […] 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

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

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

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

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

Texas providing funding for dual credit classes

This YouTube clip highlights recent changes from the Texas Legislature to fund dual credit courses.  Heretofore, students were responsible to paying the full per credit cost to take dual credit courses.  See the video 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