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MREA to Testify on Concurrent Enrollment Bills

By March 2, 2015 No Comments

Bills have been presented in the House and Senate to improve concurrent enrollment opportunities in Minnesota. The House bill, sponsored by Rep. Jim Davnie (D-Minneapolis), will be heard Tuesday in the House Education Policy Committee. Princeton Superintendent Julia Espe and several Princeton students will testify in support of the bill.

A companion bill also has been presented in the Senate by Sen. Greg Clausen (D-Apple Valley).

SF995 and HF1217 aims to fully fund concurrent enrollment at 100 percent, provide scholarships for teachers and help underrepresented communities. Here’s a glance at what the bills would achieve:

  • Develop new concurrent enrollment courses that satisfy the elective standard for career and technical education
  • Provide grants to postsecondary institutions currently sponsoring a concurrent enrollment course to expand existing programs
  • Provide grants to community organizations to disseminate information to students and their families about dual-credit opportunities in high school
  • Funding to send teachers to training programs and follow-up workshops provided by an eligible
    postsecondary institution
  • Provide funding for training necessary to be qualified to teach college courses through concurrent enrollment

Learn more about HF1217 and its status. Learn more about SF995 and its status.