Saturday, January 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dual Enrollment: Cultivating Equitable Access to Higher Education FILLING

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Students who participate in high-quality dual enrollment are more likely to graduate, enter and persist in college to completion. Dual enrollment is particularly effective for first-generation, male, and low-income students and students of color. Wheelhouse Center found high school-based, structured dual enrollment in California had smaller racial/ethnic access gaps compared with other types, However, access varies widely by high school (A Foot in the Door, 2021). This session will provide an overview of the various types of dual enrollment, provide research and legislative updates to increase and success in dual enrollment, as well as share some promising practices from partnerships throughout California. Participants in this session will leave with a better understanding of how dual enrollment can be an equity strategy when thoughtfully and intentionally designed.

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Dr. Naomi Castro

Senior Director, Career Ladders Project
Dr. Naomi Castro leads CLP’s work on dual enrollment statewide. Her approach is informed by experience in both teaching and administration at community colleges, middle, and high schools. Naomi has led CLP projects funded by the California Career Pathways Trust and the Strong Workforce... Read More →
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Laurencia Walker

Director, Career Ladders Project
As a CLP director, Laurencia Walker provides leadership and support for colleges and high schools working to improve student success and completion by expanding equitable dual enrollment opportunities. Laurencia has worked in all segments of public education in California—K-12... Read More →

Saturday January 28, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Ironwood 1