The Utah Education Network changes lives. UEN enables Utah high school students to take college courses via closed circuit television and the Internet. In a typical week several thousand students attend more than 200 electronically-delivered classes in most high schools and every college and university in the state. In the last school year students in 27 rural school districts earned 43,212 concurrent enrollment credits. This represents 1,440 annualized FTEs -- the equivalent of a small rural community college.
Those statistics tell only a part of the story. "Because of concurrent enrollment, six of our high school students will have earned associate degrees by the time they graduate, and they've qualified for New Century Scholarship that will pay 75% of Utah college tuition for the next two years," says Gordon Grimstead, principal of Tintic High School in the rural town of Eureka. "In essence, concurrent enrollment and the scholarships have allowed them to complete college at an accelerated and drastically reduced cost. Without UEN a college future is not realistic for our students." (Excerpted from Utah Education Network, a briefing paper on network services, impact and the future)
"He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended." --Edward R. Murrow (1908 - 1965), On Winston Churchill, 1954
Found while looking for something else: The "No Significant Difference Phenomenon"
Leaving Dry Canyon 03/14/2003 approx 1:15 p.m.