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CLP will be presenting at the National Council of La Raza meeting in September!

April 24th 2017 - News Release

CLP will be presenting at the National Council of La Raza‘s annual Workforce Development Forum to be held in Las Vegas this coming September in a session titled “Designing and Scaling College and Career Pathways for Opportunity Youth.” Elisha Smith-Arrillaga will present on CLP’s work with SIATech, a network of fully accredited public charter high schools focusing on dropout recovery […]

Building a New Structure

April 18th 2017 - News Release

The Community College Journal article, Building a New Structure by D.J. Guth (April/May 2017), examines organizational redesign efforts underway at several community colleges, including Skyline College in San Bruno, California and Mesa College in Mesa, Arizona. The Career Ladders Project’s Director of Research, Mina Dadgar, was interviewed for the article.    

CLP session on Guided Pathways at AACC Convention now available!

April 17th 2017 - News Release

Kris Palmer, a senior director at Career Ladders Project, presented on Guided Pathways at the 97th American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 23. Kris Palmer’s session, “Collaborative Inquiry and Leadership: Necessary Foundation for Building Guided Pathways,” expounded upon a growing body of research that states that without […]

Health Career Pathways at California’s Community Colleges

December 15th 2016 - News Release

On December the 1st, Linda Collins, executive director of The Career Ladders Project, joined a panel discussion on Health Career Pathways at California’s Community Colleges. The event was hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California and included a summary of the findings from two recently released briefs. Video of the event is available below. ABOUT […]

New Dual Enrollment Toolkit

May 24th 2016 - News Release

In partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Career Ladders Project and the RP Group have created a Dual Enrollment Toolkit. The Toolkit is an online resource that highlights promising practices and materials to support secondary and community college partners in offering high school students opportunities to earn college credits while they […]

Webinar Series: Quantitative Leap How Math Policies Can Support Transitions To and Through College

May 4th 2016 - News Release

Webinar 1 – A Gateway to College: Rethinking Postsecondary Mathematics May 25, 11am – 12:15pm Pacific (2pm – 3:15pm Eastern) Mathematics plays a fundamental role as a gateway to higher education. Besides the general education mathematics courses that students typically take to earn a degree, a large proportion of students are assigned to postsecondary remedial math […]

New Report Focuses on Contextualized Teaching and Learning

March 23rd 2016 - News Release

“Career Advancement Academies (CAAs) have been implemented in colleges across several regions of California and have provided a rich testing ground for more structured and integrated approaches to support student entry into – and progression along – college and career pathways. Elements of the CAA framework have informed, and are becoming integrated into, major statewide […]

New Brief from LearningWorks Calls for Alignment and Coherence

March 23rd 2016 - News Release

“Misalignment and policy incoherence can place needless obstacles in students’ way. Disjointed pathways create barriers to college access and completion, costing students and the state both time and money. The recommendations in this policy brief focus on how the state and its education systems must work together to eliminate those barriers.” Quantitative Leap: How Math […]

What is the Economic Value of Community College Degrees and Certificates?

March 21st 2016 - News Release

In a blog article recently posted to PACE’s website, CLP’s Director of Research Mina Dadgar synthesized her recent study conducted in collaboration with Madeline Joy Trimble of Columbia University. By analyzing the economic benefits of certificates in the labor market the study estimates the relationship between earning a certificate and student earnings and employment post graduation. […]

It’s Out!!  Legal Opinion 16-02 Dual Enrollment and AB 288 (CCAP)

March 17th 2016 - News Release

“Assembly Bill 288 (Holden) was enacted January 1, 2016 . . .  [It] enables the governing board of a community college district to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership with the governing board of a school district.” Legal Opinion 16-02, issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, addresses two key […]