Improving Rigor in Your Academy through Dual/Early College Courses

Presentation Category: 
California Partnership Academy
Presentation Description: 
The Community College Research Center at Columbia University is supporting eight secondary/post-secondary partnerships as they develop career-focused dual enrollment programs. We will review research on positive benefits of dual enrollment and focus on two innovative, high rigor classes, a community college anatomy-physiology class and an introductory CSU engineering class.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Katherine L. Hughes, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Work and Education Reform Research
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Alan Weisberg, Ph.D
Community College Research Center, Columbia University
Additional Presenter 2
Additional Presenter 2: 
Jennifer Clemens
Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School
Additional Presenter 3
Additional Presenter 3: 
Linda Tiggs-Taylor
California State University Long Beach

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance