The Lasting Benefits and Strong Returns of Early College High Schools

“Our research shows that Early Colleges are an effective way to increase rates of college-going and college completion, and that the return on the investment in these programs is positive for both the student and society at large,” said Kristina Zeiser, one of the lead AIR researchers on these projects.”

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Ed Trust–NY Findings on College Readiness Gap

New data tool shows college persistence and completion outcomes for many New York high school graduates

NEW YORK – The Education Trust–New York today launched its To & Through interactive tool, allowing users for the first time to explore data that offer a window into how well New York State’s public high schools are preparing many of their students who are low-income for success in college.

To shine a light on an important aspect of readiness for college, careers, and active citizenship, the tool draws on college persistence and completion rates through December 2018 for students who are estimated to have graduated from New York State public high schools in 2012 and 2013, enrolled the following fall in a New York college or university, and participated in the state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)—which provides financial aid to families generally earning up to $80,000 in taxable income per year for dependent undergraduate students.

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MCNC Student Conference 2020 – 100 Years Out: Adapt! Survive! Thrive!

100 Years Out: Adapt! Survive! Thrive
Mott MCHS will host the 2020 MCNC Student Conference.
Participants will spend 4 days on the U of Michigan Campus where they will share local Campaigns they have conducted that address a local environmental issue for which they have designed a strategy for educating others, teaming with local partners, or a creative solution. They will conduct a Gallery of Campaigns, engage in original PSA Film Festival, visit with local organizers and participate in Survival Games with experts. University staff, scientists, designers and environmental activists will participate on a Panel and assist in the final event.
Fees: $675 per student $975 per adult
Lodging will be in private room suites with kitchen and living room facilities and free wifi.
Breakfast, Lunch and 3 dinners are included.
Transportation, entrance to all conference activities, and souvenir gifts included.

For more information Contact: Terry Born  or Matthew Osmon:

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Early college: The little reform bundle that could

Ten years ago I called early college high schools the best philanthropic initiative in education that never scaled. But the idea keeps chugging along gaining steam with policy and practice innovations. It’s now big enough to call the demonstration project a resounding success and expansive enough to provide an attractive and accelerated education option to millions of families…

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Back to School: The Merits of Middle College – San Diego Union Tribune

A new opportunity for academic success

This week about 2,600 Poway Unified School District seniors will receive their high school diplomas. It is my favorite time of year, when we can celebrate the hard work of our students, parents, staff and community in preparing our graduates for life beyond PUSD. Congratulations to all!

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Differential Dual Enrollment and Other Collegiate Experiences – Lessons from the STEM Early College Expansion Partnership

“The STEM Early College Expansion Partnership (SECEP) was developed to increase access to dual enrollment courses and other collegiate experiences to students in traditional high schools, based on the early/middle high school model. In alignment with the practices of middle and early colleges, SECEP schools commit to enabling at least 90 percent of their students to engage in some form of college course-taking before graduation from high school”

Differentiated Dual Enrollment and Other Collegiate Experiences:


By Elisabeth Barnett • March 2018

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MCNC’s Latest Data Report from NCREST

Over the years at MCNC, we have used the approach of “Data is our Friend” and emphasized the importance of data collection, review, and use to make data-informed, data-driven improvement decisions.  NCREST at Teachers College, Columbia University, one of our strategic partners since the start of the ECHS initiative, continues to provide data support for our organization. To see the latest data report put out by NCREST click the link below.

MCNC Data 2018.

Dr. Leonard Mlodinow To Keynote 2019 MCNC Winter Leadership Confernce

MCNC is excited to announce that renowned physicist, best selling author and expert on how the brain works, Dr. Leonard Mlodinow, will keynote the 2019 MCNC Winter Leadership Conference. He will address how we get new ideas and creative thoughts, something vital for high school students. Dr. Mlodinow will also discuss a cognitive style that he terms elastic thinking, an aptitude for novelty, unusual perception, imagination and idea generation, and divergent and integrative thinking. Each conference attendee will receive a copy of Dr. Mlodinow’s latest Book “Elastic: flexible thinking in a time of change.”

You can get more information and start the registration process by clicking here