In the news: DPI, UW Colleges sign dual enrollment deal

Program organizers promise state high school students will be able to take UW System college courses at little or no charge under an agreement signed Tuesday (June 12) by Tony Evers, state Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Ray Cross, chancellor of UW Colleges and Extension. The program, which would be in place for the 2013-14 school year, is designed to ease the way into the UW System for all high school students and to increase the number of college graduates statewide, officials say. It also would reduce tuition costs for students and streamline their time in college. UW-Green Bay is among System schools that have their own College Credit in High School programs (www.uwgb.edu/ccihs/). Cost and funding details are pending; quoting the story: “Who will pay for the program, how much it will cost and how it will be funded haven’t been determined, but Evers and Cross said participating students and their families would pay little or nothing to earn college credits.” Read the full story.