Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Obama's new voucher plan for high school students

"The Obama Administration recently announced an experimental program to provide vouchers to allow public high school students to take courses in public or private institutions—as long as those institutions are postsecondary," the Council for American Private Education reports.
As the Department of Education put it, “For the first time, high school students will have the opportunity to access federal Pell Grants to take college courses through dual enrollment.” 
“A postsecondary education is one of the most important investments students can make in their future. Yet the cost of this investment is higher than ever, creating a barrier to access for some students, particularly those from low-income families,” said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. 

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