Monday, June 1, 2015

Georgia colleges prepare for new dual-enrollment law that gives free college to thousands - WALTER C. JONES, Athens Banner-Herald

As the current school year ends, officials at the state’s colleges are gearing up for the impact of a law that streamlines access to free college for high school students. “Our hope is that one day we will have students who are graduating not just with their high school diploma but also with a technical college degree,” said Gretchen Corbin, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia. Already 11,000 teens have been enrolled in technical college classes while still in high school and another 6,700 students enrolled in four-year colleges and universities. Administrators expect those numbers to grow as a result of two bills that Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law that simplifies the dual-enrollment options.

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