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Taking College Classes in High School Keeps Low Income Kids on Track

A new study shows that blending high school and college work can help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds thrive.

Dual high school/college programs that shorten the time it takes to earn a high school diploma and let students earn up to two years of college credit for free are growing in popularity. But the programs have more benefits than just saving cash-strapped families money. A new study from California's Community College Resource Center says students from low-income communities who participate in dual programs reap significant academic benefits.

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