Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rigor, relevance, early college high school?

In an effort to streamline the pathway to postsecondary education, some educators and researchers have argued that challenging underrepresented and remedial students to earn at least two years' worth of college credit while they are working on a high school diploma can improve their outcomes.
A symposium held yesterday included with multiple reports of initial good results from schools that are trying out the strategy. Inside Higher Ed's full coverage is here, with handouts and video of the event here. [Hat Tip: Ed Trust Express]

Bonus quote: “If Henry Ford were to come back to Earth, the only thing he would recognize is the American high school.” (Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia)

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