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Compton educators participate at ‘Early College’ conference

Educators statewide convene in Ontario to brainstorm student ‘Early College’ programs COMPTON — More than 400 educators representing high schools, school districts, and California community colleges will discuss research and collaboration regarding dual enrollment during the

Educators statewide convene in Ontario to brainstorm student ‘Early College’ programs

COMPTON — More than 400 educators representing high schools, school districts, and California community colleges will discuss research and collaboration regarding dual enrollment during the Third Annual Conference of California Coalition of Early & Middle Colleges.

The mission of the California Coalition of Early & Middle Colleges is to promote and expand best practices to support K-12 and college partnerships which enable high school students to transition successfully to

colleges and new careers. Dual enrollment or “Early College” programs give high school students the opportunity to gain college units while still in high school.

The conference occurs in Ontario this week, Oct. 27-28. Compton School Board Vice-President Micah Ali and Bill Newberry, vice president, Corona-Norco Unified School District Board will preside at the event as honorary chairs.

“We must continue to find innovative ways to challenge our students to succeed,” said Ali. “Our Early College High School is already inspiring Compton Unified students to achieve new academic heights.”

Ali added that Dual Enrollment is a very high priority for CUSD. “We worked closely with Assembly Member (Chris) Holden on AB288 to strengthen the partnerships between colleges and school districts which are key to the success of dual enrollment programs.”

Mattie Adams, vice president of the California Coalition of Early and Middle Colleges, helped launch CUSD’s Early College High School and served as its first principal.

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