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ERIC Number: ED504743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons from the Lone Star State: Designing a Sustainable Financial Model to Expand Early College High School in Texas
Goldberger, Susan; Santos, Janet
Jobs for the Future
Texas is a national leader in creating early college high schools, an innovative small school model that blends secondary and postsecondary education with intensive supports to increase college readiness and success for underachieving students. The state has 29 early college schools, with more opening in the 2008-2009 academic year, thanks largely to several rounds of education reform that have created public policies favorable to their development. Texas leaders hope to further expand the model, using it as a priority strategy to boost college success rates. This paper focuses on the efforts of El Paso Community College, South Texas College, and their respective partners to build clusters of early colleges in their regions. Their experiences illustrate important lessons about how to make the most of a state's public policy environment to create, sustain, and expand early college schools. (Contains 4 tables and 34 endnotes.) [This report was produced as part of the Early College High School Initiative, coordinated by Jobs for the Future in partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and additional funders.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future
Identifiers - Location: Texas