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The Dual Enrollment Landscape in California

October 11th 2018 - News Release

Students who participate in dual enrollment at a community college during high school are more likely to graduate and enter college, and they’re more likely to complete a certificate, degree, or transfer. And the students who are most underrepresented in community colleges — young men of color, students from low-income families, and students who are first in their families to attend college — often benefit the most. But California has not […]

The Dual Enrollment Game

September 27th 2018 - News Release

Research shows that high school students who take community college courses through dual enrollment get better grades in high school and are more likely to enter and stay in college — and attain a degree or a certificate. The object of the game is to earn college credit. Taking the role of students, players make […]

Guided Pathways as a Framework for Integrating Student Success Efforts: A Case Study of Three California Community Colleges

September 12th 2018 - News Release

A new CLP brief explores how colleges can use Guided Pathways to bring together innovation, people, and resources across initiatives. It highlights the stories of three California community colleges that have worked to intentionally align different initiatives and have utilized Guided Pathways design principles to focus integrated planning efforts. This brief argues that guided pathways […]

Promising Practices in Supporting Postsecondary Success in Alternative Education

May 31st 2018 - News Release

“During the Community of Practice…the conversation highlighted the importance of making ‘college as part of [high school] community’ to begin to ‘shift the culture and help students recognize that college is part of their lives.’” In a new Issue Brief, “Exploring Alternative High School and Community College Partnerships,” CLP and Equal Measure examine promising practices […]

New Report on Diversifying Math Pathways as a Strategy for Student Success

May 10th 2018 - News Release

“Recent policy changes are creating fertile ground for diversifying math pathways.” According to the new report, Multiple Paths Forward: Diversifying Mathematics as a Strategy for Student Success, the use of diversified math pathways has the potential to ease the road to a college degree for tens of thousands of students in California. The report, published by […]

Bringing Student Voices to Guided Pathways Inquiry and Design: Findings from Student Focus Groups at Two California Community Colleges

August 29th 2017 - News Release

“I’ve been guilty of this—and it is a common thing in here—where you take class after class and you kind of forget your end goal… but it would be great to have something tangible like a shadowing program or something else that would get you excited about picking a major.”  – California Community College Student […]

Big Ideas in Workforce Innovation: A Three Part Series

August 2nd 2017 - News Release

The California Workforce Development Board (State Board) has released a three part series, Big Ideas in Workforce Innovation. The Career Ladders Project documented emerging lessons from key State Board initiatives that promote creative solutions to enhance economic mobility and economic vitality for California’s workers and employers. Big Ideas in Workforce Innovation: A Three Part Series Alignment […]

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 […]