Perdue Releases New College Credit Program

Gov. Beverly Perdue and state education officials say consolidating and refining several college credit programs for North Carolina's high school students will make young people more prepared than ever to get a job and get trained and cost them less money.

Perdue unveiled Thursday her "College and Career Promise" initiative at Hillside High School in Durham. The program combines several statewide efforts to allow high school students to take community college courses for free, but adds some academic standards. Students will have to choose one of three tracks, keep a high grade point average and show they're learning basic skills in high school.

Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson says the effort will bring meaningful educational opportunity to all students.

Perdue scheduled events later Thursday in Greensboro and Charlotte.

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  • by m on Nov 11, 2011 at 05:01 PM
    Isn't it another time for a face lift, so we can get a younger Gov.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Nov 10, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    Soooo NOW she's posturing for those 18 year olds to get out and vote.
  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Nov 10, 2011 at 08:53 AM
    You know who will be elegable for the classes and you know the GPA system will be made into a bigger joke than it already is to get the "Right" population into the classes. Just look at the model in Raleigh. The High School at NC State where once you graduate high school your first two years of college are done. It was made for and only accepts minorities. And please don't even try to say otherwise.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 at 09:47 AM in reply to US-First
      Uhhh... They ban white people?
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      by S. Mart on Nov 10, 2011 at 09:55 AM in reply to US-First
      You are most incorrect about who is eligible and the GPAs. Any student with GPA greater than 3.0 is eligible. Must maintain atleast a 2.0 GPA in the college classes. As for the High School at NC State, if it is like other Early Colleges, the students completed the college course work to earn the 2 year degree. You are very misinformed. Next Question.
  • by Retired Teacher Location: Greenville on Nov 10, 2011 at 08:30 AM
    For Free? Nothing is free! Just another "PROGRAM" that someone ( the taxpayers) will be paying for. I wonder who will be eligible for these "free" classes?
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      by S. Mart on Nov 10, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to Retired Teacher
      I much prefer my tax dollars to be spent on education and not unemployment and welfare.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM in reply to S. Mart
        So you think this is going to stop our tax dollars from going to unemployment and welfare? Only if you vote Perdue and Obama out, that is the only way to bring jobs back to the U.S. and get rid of at least some of the entitlement class!!
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        by Wal Mart on Nov 10, 2011 at 04:39 PM in reply to S. Mart
        Why?So they can march at wall street?
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          by S Mart on Nov 10, 2011 at 07:52 PM in reply to Wal Mart
          cant argue with stupidity.

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