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U.S. Rep. Van Taylor signs proposed Dual Credit legislation at STEAM Center

U.S. Rep. Van Taylor signs proposed Dual Credit legislation at STEAM Center

Rep. Taylor signs the proposed legislation at the Allen ISD STEAM Center.

U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced a legislative proposal aimed at expanding access to dual credit programs for high school students on Oct. 10 at the Allen ISD STEAM Center. 

Joined by representatives from Allen ISD Board of Trustees and district administration, as well as representatives from The University of Texas at Dallas, Collin College, Lovejoy ISD, Plano ISD, and Wylie ISD, Rep. Taylor announced and signed his legislation, the Dual Credit Innovation Act, which will be introduced in the House of Representatives this coming week.
 
Congressman Van Taylor said, "Studies show students who participate in dual credit programs in high school are better prepared and more successful in college. They also graduate from college at higher rates and with less debt than students who don’t take dual credit courses." He went on, "By encouraging and expanding access to dual credit programs, we can improve graduation rates, expedite graduation, reduce the overall cost of college, and better prepare students to enter the workforce."