- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - High school students across California would be able to take community college classes under proposed state legislation.

The Assembly on Monday unanimously approved AB288 to expand so-called dual enrollment in high school and college.

AB288 by Democratic Assemblyman Chris Holden is meant to make it easier for students to do college-level work, including having community college classes taught at high schools.

The Pasadena lawmaker says his bill would help struggling students better prepare for college. It also calls for technical education for students who plan to work after graduating from high school.

High-achieving students looking for a challenge can already get permission to attend community colleges.

The bill now heads to the Senate.

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