Dr. Eric J. Ban is the former Senior Vice President of Program Innovation at Dallas-based Academic Partnerships, where he developed programs and solutions for universities to better serve students through online programs around the world. Eric founded the College Acceleration Network as a way to strategically link high school reform to economic development as the principal of Crown Point High School in Greater Chicago. During his tenure, he led the school in a remarkable transformation. His innovations in using college readiness instruments and data gained Crown Point High School the designation of the first ACT college acceleration research high school in the country. Eric’s innovations to produce next-generation affordable, accountable and accessible dual credit classes with Indiana University Northwest and Purdue University Calumet were featured in Ed Week.
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