September 25, 2014

Some Students Already on the Fast Track to College – Proposed Bill Would Give More Students That Opportunity

This Fall, Early College High School at Delaware State University opened its doors, allowing students to earn up to 60 college credits while still in high school. This school, done in partnership with Innovative Schools and KnowledgeWorks, is the first early college high school in Delaware.

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) introduced legislation last week to help more low-income students access and complete a college education. The Fast Track to College Act supports state and local efforts to implement early college high schools.

All students should be afforded the opportunity to pursue higher education. Early college high schools make that goal attainable.

“A college education is a critical piece of the American Dream,” Senator Coons said in a release about the proposed bill. “For too many students, high tuition costs put a college education – and the lifetime of opportunities it creates – out of reach.”

When students attend an early college like Early College High School at Delaware State University, they are able to earn up to an associate degree while still in high school, at no added cost to the student. We’ve seen early college high schools benefits thousands of students and are excited at the potential for that option to be available to so many more students through this bill.

Kate Westrich

Written by: Kate Westrich

Kate Westrich manages digital marketing for KnowledgeWorks, tweeting for @KnowledgeWorks and @EdPersonalized, and posting at KnowledgeWorks' Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest pages.

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