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217 Today: Dual credit is blurring the line between high school and higher ed

Students learn in a dual-credit biology course.

May 23, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • An Illinois man has been charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit arson, after allegedly driving his car into a proposed abortion clinic in Danville on Saturday.
  • Illinois state lawmakers have passed a measure cracking down on the firearms industry.
  • Centennial High School in Champaign has a new principal.
  • A popular football video game will be back next year after former players sued for the right to control their likenesses.

In today’s deep dive, we look at how the line between high school and higher education is blurring as Advanced Placement and Dual Credit participation in Illinois increases.

Reporting today contributed by Farrah Anderson, Mawa Iqbal, Emily Hays and Peter Medlin.

Owen Henderson

Owen Henderson

Owen Henderson covers arts and culture, as well as LGBTQ issues for Illinois Public Media News. He studied journalism, Spanish and theater at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has worked with Illinois Public Media in various capacities since 2021.

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