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Now’s the Time: Early College and Dual-Enrollment Programs in the Higher Education Act Report/Fact Sheet

April 23, 2018

Research shows that students who experience rigorous course work in their secondary schools demonstrate readiness for college-level work and complete postsecondary credentials at substantially higher rates than their peers experiencing less rigorous preparatory course work. Two efforts, early college high schools (ECHSs) and dual-enrollment programs, offer students the opportunity to pursue college-level credit-bearing course work while still in high school. This report addresses four key questions to provide a research-based perspective on dual-enrollment programs and ECHSs.

Informing Adolescent Literacy Policy and Practice: Lessons Learned from the Striving Readers Program Report/Fact Sheet

July 01, 2009

Although a growing body of research points to the critical need to foster reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills for students in order to ensure their success in college, careers, and life, these efforts have tended to focus more on developing literacy skills in the early years, often ignoring secondary students.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.