We see a lot of exciting developments happening in the education field every day, and one area we anticipate exploding in the coming years is dual and concurrent enrollment. Dual and concurrent enrollment allows high school students to take college courses and earn credit - it’s a great way to improve academic outcomes and nudge students onto the path towards higher education.
Our friends at the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) have been working with Congress to improve access to dual and concurrent enrollment programs, and there’s been some real progress lately. The Every Child Achieves and Elementary & Secondary Education Acts would provide greater access to existing federal funds for dual enrollment programs, enabling more students to take advantage of these opportunities.
Here are some of our main takeaways from these developments:
• Increased access to dual enrollment could level the playing field for students from different backgrounds. Low-income students in particular will benefit from more affordable college credit options.
• Encouraging students to take college courses while still in high school creates a college-going culture, inspiring more students to pursue paths in higher education.
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