State officials announce dual-enrollment agreement

Walker supports the program

Education officials are launching a statewide initiative to help high school students earn college credits.

Education leaders say the new program would reduce the cost of a college degree and help students be more prepared for college.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is partnering with the University of Wisconsin Colleges on the program. Details were announced Tuesday at UW-Marathon County in Wausau.

Under the program, high school students could take classes at their high schools while earning UW college credit. Courses would be taught in person and online.

But WAOW-TV reports some details are still being worked out, such as who will pay for everything.

Gov. Scott Walker said he supports this program. Both sides are committed to starting a pilot program by the 2013 school year.

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