Dual Enrollment Programs

College & Workforce Readiness Letter to the Editor How We Can Improve College-Completion Rates
Early- and middle-college high schools have the potential to improve college completion rates, says this letter to the editor.
May 10, 2021
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Law & Courts Court Backs Religious-School Student's Participation in Vermont Dual-Enrollment Program
A federal appeals court rules that recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions support the student's free exercise of religion claim.
Mark Walsh, January 15, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Keeping Dual Credit Programs From Widening Gaps They're Meant to Close
Nationwide, 12 percent of white students take dual-credit courses in high school, compared to only 8 percent of Hispanic students and 7 percent of Black students, according to a new report by the Aspen Institute and Columbia University's Community College Research Center.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 7, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Students From Educated Families More Likely to Take Dual-Credit Courses
New data from the federal government show that dual-enrollment courses are an opportunity that's used disproportionately by white and Asian students, and students whose parents went to college.
Catherine Gewertz, February 5, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Dual Credit: The Good News and the Bad News
Two new studies raise questions about widespread claims that taking dual-enrollment courses in high school can save students time and money in college.
Catherine Gewertz, August 3, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Dual Enrollment: Don't Restrict It to High-Achieving Students
A new study calls on states to end the practice of restricting dual-enrollment courses to high-achieving students. It argues that middle-performing students can do well, and reap big benefits, with the right support.
Catherine Gewertz, May 8, 2018
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Curriculum Four Ways to Build a Good Program for College Credit in High School
A new report on dual-credit programs offers nuts-and-bolts advice for program designers to ensure quality, accountability, equity and a wise investment of public funds.
Catherine Gewertz, November 30, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Dual Credit: Race and Income Gaps Are Getting Wider, Study Finds
A new study raises questions about whether the students who can benefit most from dual-credit programs are getting adequate access to them.
Catherine Gewertz, August 29, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Study Sparks Conversations About Equal Access to Acceleration Programs
A Minnesota Office of Higher Education leader comments on the significance and implications of partnership work on an Acceleration Program study.
Urban Education Contributor, May 11, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion New Study Sheds Light on Students in Acceleration Programs
A Minnesota study sheds light on the characteristics of students participating in Acceleration Programs and how participation affects college outcomes.
Urban Education Contributor, May 8, 2017
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Sydney Bruner, a junior at Prairie High School in Cottonwood, Idaho, studies for a class presentation. The state is one of several that offer course choice.
Sydney Bruner, a junior at Prairie High School in Cottonwood, Idaho, studies for a class presentation. The state is one of several that offer course choice.
Jerome Pollos for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Course Choice: A Different Way to Expand School Choice?
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has talked about it. It's permitted under ESSA; and some states already use it. But what is course choice?
Liana Loewus & Andrew Ujifusa, April 4, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Study Finds Gender, Race, Income Gaps in Dual-Enrollment Programs
A new study finds that high-achieving white girls from financially secure homes are the most likely students to participate in dual-enrollment programs.
Catherine Gewertz, March 10, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Dual Enrollment: Good for Colleges, Not Just Students, Survey Finds
A new study finds that colleges and universities are using dual-enrollment programs as recruiting tools, as well as to serve students who seek a challenge.
Catherine Gewertz, November 7, 2016
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College & Workforce Readiness Dual-Enrollment Credits and Doubts About College Readiness
Not all district superintendents think that completing dual-enrollment credits means a student is ready for college.
Catherine Gewertz, September 28, 2016
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