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Broadening the Benefits of Dual Enrollment: Reaching Underachieving and Underrepresented Students with Career-Focused Programs

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On July 19, 2012 (EST)

This study from Community College Research Center suggests that career-focused dual enrollment programs—in which high school students take college courses for credit—can benefit underachieving students and those underrepresented in higher education. The study found that California students who participated in dual enrollment as part of their high school career pathway were more likely than similar students in their districts to graduate from high school, enroll in four-year colleges, and persist in college. They also accumulated more college credits and were less likely to take remedial classes. The three-year study, funded by The James Irvine Foundation, examined the outcomes of almost 3,000 students participating in eight dual enrollment programs across California. Sixty percent of participants were students of color, forty percent came from non-English speaking homes, and at least one third had parents with no prior college experience.

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On July 19, 2012  Sidney Gilman said:
Condensed Curriculum International, est 1993 in association with Pearson Education has online healthcare courses for national certification by students. College is not for everyone!Workforce training IS for everyone! Taking one of these courses while in high school reduces the dropout rate dramatically. Jobs are plentiful in the healthcare field. Sidney B. Gilman, Reg.Pharm. President

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