Federal Policy

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April 16, 2020

Fact Sheet: Expanding College Access Through the Dual Enrollment Pell Experiment

Earning a college degree is an increasingly important step towards entering the middle class. Yet less than 10 percent of children born in the bottom quartile of household incomes attain a bachelor’s degree by age 25, compared to over 50 percent in the top quartile. Many high school students—especially those from low-income backgrounds—lack access to…

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October 12, 2019

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL: A State Policy Roadmap for Equity & Quality in College in High School Programs

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL: A State Policy Roadmap for Equity & Quality in College in High School Programs Unlocking Potential provides recommendations for policies that advance the goals of equity and quality for college in high school programs in six different categories: 1. Equity Goal & Public Reporting 2. Program Integrity & Credit Transfer 3. Finance 4….

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October 12, 2019

Funding for Equity: Designing State Dual Enrollment Funding Models to Close Equity Gaps

Having students pay dual enrollment tuition is a barrier to equity of engagement. Multiple states have removed this barrier, and implemented policy and funding systems to ensure that students and parents do not shoulder a tuition burden. FUNDING FOR EQUITY: Designing State Dual Enrollment Funding Models to Close Equity Gaps Dual enrollment equity means that…

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August 30, 2019

Higher Education Act

While states have taken the lead in enacting concurrent enrollment policy, federal policy has encouraged states to pursue concurrent enrollment as a strategy for college and career readiness and success. NACEP worked with bipartisan congressional supporters to include dual and concurrent enrollment in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Federal investment should be sustained…

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