Some high schools in New York and Idaho are adopting a six-year model in which students earn both a diploma and an associate's degree -- a model one educator has dubbed "hollege." Rashid F. Davis, principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., writes about how six-year programs can help meet student and workforce needs. "At its core, the motivation to get high school students ready for college-level courses as soon as possible inspired me to try game-changing strategies," he writes.

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