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Higher Ed in the News

Colorado law makes it easier to earn associate's degree in high school

May 27, 2009

Colorado is making it easier for schools to offer students a chance to earn an associate's degree while still in high school, a move backers say could help lower the dropout rate and help the state win millions in extra federal stimulus money.

The program allowing students to take college courses, called concurrent enrollment, will make it easier for students at traditional high schools to earn an associate's degree before they graduate, mainly by clarifying who pays what.

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Read more in the Denver Post.