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Dual-Enrollment Programs: Funding, Rigor, Alignment Are Crucial, Study Says

Education Week – Catherine Gewertz

“A new study of state dual-enrollment policies finds a wide range of approaches, many of which can hamper participation in the popular programs that allow high school students to earn college credit. The study, by the Education Commission of the States, details each state’s dual-enrollment policies and examines them nationally through the prism of 20 characteristics. The study looks at the basics, such as whether a state has a statewide dual-enrollment policy in place (three don’t), and examines policies that support access to the programs, such as whether a state caps the amount of credit a student can earn. It examines finance questions such as who pays the college tuition, and it raises questions of program quality, such as the mechanisms for ensuring well-trained teachers and rigorous courses.”(more)

High school students will be able to access Pell Grant money for the first time

MarketWatch – Jillian Berman

“The money the federal government provides to help low-income students pay for college will soon be available to some students as early as high school. The Department of Education announced a pilot program Friday that would give up to 10,000 students access to Pell grants while they’re still in high school that they could use to pay for courses at local colleges…Though having access to a Pell grant in high school could eliminate barriers for a student interested in college courses, it would reduce the amount of Pell grant money they could tap while in college.”(more)