Colleen Wambach & Fred Easter led MN Dept of Ed/CSC effort to increase Dual Credit courses in 9 MN public schools
With support from the Minnesota Department of Education and Voluntary Public School Choice funds from the U.S. Department of Education, CSC coordinated an effort involving 8 district schools and one charter. The participating schools were Anoka High School, Austin High School, Bloomington Kennedy High School, Brooklyn Center Alternative School, Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, Cook County High School, El Colegio Charter, Harding High School, and Mounds View High School.
The overall goal of the project was to increase the number of students from low income families, limited English speaking families, and students of color, who participate in Dual (High School/College) Credit courses. By doing so, the long term goal is to increase the number of these students who are entering and graduating from some form of one-, two- or four- year post-secondary programs.
At a kickoff workshop for this project held in April at the MN Department of Education, a panel of current and former students describeed the value of new high school/college collaborations that CSC and the MN Deptartment of Education worked together to create.