Higher ed partnerships expand high school curricular horizons

Dive Brief:

  • A hundred 11th- and 12th-grade students in New York City will be able to take a free online criminal justice course, “Introduction to Criminal Justice,” from Howard University during the 2020-21 school year as part of a partnership with the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab, District Administration reports.
  • Other partnerships are also underway with colleges and universities, via the non-profit, including Yale University, the University of Connecticut and Arizona State University. All will focus on expanding opportunities to low-income students and students of color.
  • Howard University is specifically eyeing the partnership as a way to introduce historically black colleges and universities to more students, and its course will allow students to virtually visit local prisons to gain a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system.

Dive Insight:

While high schools are focused on helping students take the next step after graduating, whether that’s attending a college or

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