U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Fast Track To and Through College Act, a bill that would increase college completion and reduce college costs by allowing academically prepared high school students to take the equivalent of their freshman year of college free-of-charge during their senior year of high school. In response, Alliance for Excellent Education President Deb Delisle made the following statement in support of the bill.
All4Ed President Deb Delisle Comments on Proposed Federal Legislation to Reduce Remedial Coursework in Higher Education Press ReleaseMay 16, 2019
U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-AL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Promoting Readiness in Education to Prevent Additional Remediation and Expense (PREPARE) Act to reduce the need for students to take remedial courses in college. Remedial courses, which focus on high school-level material, cost the same as credit-bearing courses, but do not count toward a student’s degree. In response, Deb Delisle, president and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, made the following comment.
New All4Ed Report Asks Congress to Allow Federal Pell Grants to Support High School Students Press ReleaseApril 26, 2018
Early College High Schools (ECHSs) and dual-enrollment programs allow students to take college courses while still in high school. Research shows that students participating in these programs are more likely to enroll in college, post higher college grade point averages, persist, and ultimately graduate from college. Too often, however, costs associated with these courses are prohibitive for students from low- and middle-income families.