Upcoming Presentations

Early College as a Postsecondary Success Strategy

April 24, 2:00–3:00 PM ET

This session will delve into the benefits and opportunities of Early College programs in preparing students for success beyond high school. Presenters will showcase the pioneering work of Leadership Network in Mass, alongside leading researchers and practitioners from Boston Public Schools to demonstrate the impact and potential of Early College and dual enrollment initiatives.

Key Topics:

  • The Mechanics: Gain insights into the practical implementation of Early College programs, including eligibility criteria, course offerings, and academic requirements.
  • Best Practices: Discover successful models and strategies for seamlessly integrating dual enrollment into high school curricula and maintaining academic rigor.
  • Student Support: Learn about effective methods for providing guidance and support to Early College students, ensuring they thrive academically and socially.
  • Equity Considerations: Explore how dual enrollment programs can be designed and implemented to promote equity and provide equal access to opportunities for all students, regardless of background or socioeconomic status.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for educators, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to enhancing leadership practices within educational institutions. It is relevant for anyone wanting to ensure all students have an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations.


John Fink, Senior Research Associate and Program Lead, CCRC

Gretta Schaff, Dual Enrollment Curriculum Specialist, Boston Public Schools

Adam Seidel, Deputy Director, Massachusetts, OneGoal

Halicia Lyttle, Early College Director, Boston Community Leadership Academy

Redesigning Dual Enrollment Programs as an On-Ramp to High-Opportunity College and Career Pathways for Underserved Students

DREAM 2024
February 20, 2024
Orlando, FL

In this session, the Community College Research Center (CCRC) reviewed research on the equity potential of dual enrollment and presented a research-based framework for reform called—‘dual enrollment equity pathways’ or DEEP—that addresses issues of access to dual enrollment for underserved students, offers strategies for college/K12 partnerships to address inequities in their programs, and outlines mindset shifts required to better support dual enrollment students. To illustrate the DEEP framework, leaders from K12/college dual enrollment partnerships with exceptional student outcomes detailed how dual enrollment can be transformed from ‘programs of privilege’ and ‘random acts’ to purposeful models that aim to broaden access and increase quality in college coursework aligned to postsecondary degrees in fields of interest to students.

Associated Papers


Senior Research Assistant
Dr. Kevin Forehand
Assistant Teaching Professor for the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Florida State University
Anthony Jones
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Tallahassee Community College

Associated Project(s)