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Dual Enrollment

SECTION 39.   Said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following:

          Section 1O. (a) The board of higher education in consultation with the board of education and the president of the university of Massachusetts shall establish a discretionary grant program to be administered by the board of higher education, for the purpose of providing monies for public or private colleges to partner with high schools to offer dual enrollment programs or pilot early-college or middle-college programs in math and science courses:
(b) In order to receive grant funding the program must provide:
          (1) simultaneous high school credit and transferable college credit;
          (2) courses taught by college faculty and include some experience on a college campus;
          (3) programs that include early outreach to middle school students to promote preparation for college; and
          (4) such data as requested to the board of higher education that includes an evaluation plan.
(c) The board of higher education, in consultation with the board of education and the president of the university of Massachusetts shall promulgate such rules and regulations as necessary to implement this section.