Perspectives

Breaking down silos to put students on the path to success: The promise of early college in Massachusetts

In an increasingly competitive world and a state with a growing knowledge-based economy, postsecondary education — encompassing four- and two-year degrees, as well as industry-recognized certifications — is often the distinguishing factor not just of economic success but of a wide range of indicators for personal, social, and civic well-being.

Yet the structure of the education system means the shared goal of postsecondary success is typically pursued in silos. This report calls attention to the opportunity for Massachusetts to break down these silos by embracing a strategy for postsecondary success: to expand high-quality early college high schools across the state, by inviting educators from both K-12 and higher education to come forward with jointly designed school models.

View the full report.

Read more on the report and hear from contributor Kasia Lundy in The Boston Herald article, “Plan could boost kids’ chances to go to college.”