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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Dual enrollment/career academy advisory committee to meet for final time

The Coordinating Commission this Wednesday will hold the last scheduled meeting of the advisory committee it formed to gather input on a study of dual enrollment and career academies in Nebraska. The committee will meet 9-11:30 a.m., at the Nebraska Council of School Administrators building, 455 S. 11th St., Suite A, in Lincoln.

In May 2011, Gov. Dave Heineman signed into law LB 637, part of which calls on the Coordinating Commission to conduct a study on the need for uniform policies and practices regarding dual-enrollment courses and career academies in Nebraska. The legislation directs the Coordinating Commission to collaborate with numerous stakeholders in completing this study.

To help foster this collaboration, the Coordinating Commission formed a 15-member Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from each of the stakeholder groups. The committee's first two meetings were in August and October. The purpose of Wednesday's meeting is to get committee input on a first draft of the study's report, which is due to the Legislature no later than Dec. 15. More information about the study is available on the Coordinating Commission's website.