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ERC Awarded $300,000 Grant To Study Costs of Dual Credit Programs

February 25, 2010

The State of Texas Education Research Center at Texas A&M (ERC) has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Texas Education Agency to conduct a research study on the cost of dual credit programs in Texas. Hersh Waxman, ERC director; Lori Taylor, associate professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service; Anthony Rolle, associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development; and Jackie Stillisano, ERC associate director, will be the principal investigators on the project. Additional researchers involved include Mustafa Karakaplan, Rhonda Goolsby and Chyllis Scott. The study is a result of House Bill 3646, in which the Texas Legislature called for a statewide study of dual credit programs, which allow students to earn up to 12 hours of college credit while still in high school. A preliminary report is due to the Legislature by Jan. 1, 2011.

Original Source: Aggie Hotline