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Dr. Michael W. Kirst

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University since 1969.
Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His book From High School to College with Andrea Venezia was published by Jossey Bass in 2004.

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My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.

Comprehensive State Policy Guide for Dual Enrollment

Jobs for the Future published "On Ramp to College" which has a fine overview of state policies and barriers to provide high school dual enrollment in college. The 52 pages are filled with good advice and data on state programs that reach nontraditional dual enrollment students. There are specific state examples for each section such as: access, quality, academic support,finance , data, and governance-see www.jff.org

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