Congressman Van Taylor Announces the Dual Credit Innovation Act
Legislation Aims to Expand Access to Dual Credit Programs
With the support of local administrators, educators, and students at the Allen ISD STEAM Center, Congressman Van Taylor announced his legislative proposal aimed at expanding access to dual credit programs for high school students.ALLEN - Today, with the support of local administrators, educators, and students at the Allen ISD STEAM Center, U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced his legislative proposal aimed at expanding access to dual credit programs for high school students.
Joined by representatives from The University of Texas at Dallas, Collin College, Allen ISD, Lovejoy ISD, Plano ISD, and Wylie ISD, Congressman Taylor announced and signed his legislation, the Dual Credit Innovation Act, which will be introduced in the House of Representatives this coming week.
Specifically, the Dual Credit Innovation Act will create a “Dual Credit Innovation Award” within the United States Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Since its inception in the 1980’s, this program has served to highlight effective practices in successful schools, share best practices between schools, and improve outcomes. The new award created by Congressman Taylor’s legislation will recognize innovative dual credit partnerships between schools or school districts and
More information on the Dual Credit Innovation Act can be found here and text of the legislation can be found here.
A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor as well as the House Committee on Homeland Security.