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What Is Dual Credit?

​As juniors and seniors plan the last few years of their high school career, they are probably thinking about prom, graduation, and applying for college. As counselors, you know many of them are also questioning how they can afford college and wondering what they can...

The Time is Right for Dual Enrollment in Rural High Schools

Driving along the I35 corridor between Austin, Texas and Oklahoma City, is a bit of a study in the stratigraphy of retail shopping in America. This history, in turn, bears a certain resemblance to the past and future of brick-and-mortar college education in the U.S....

Two Ways Online Courses Provide an Affordable Solution When Adjuncts Aren’t Available

Perhaps this sounds familiar. You have students interested in enrolling at your college for basic general education courses. But with budget cuts and lower enrollments across the board, your faculty is maxed out and you can’t seem to fill your growing list of adjunct...

Building Equity in Education Through Affordability

In a recent post, I detailed several of the benefits associated with equity in education. In short, equity in education leads to improved social mobility, increased education attainment by a greater portion of the population (particularly among disadvantaged youth),...