Prepare for Golden State Pathways

August 29th 2023 - blog, News, Uncategorized

The California Department of Education (CDE) took an initial step in the $500 million Golden State Pathways Program (GSPP) with its recent release of RFAs for Lead and Regional Technical Assistance Centers. The technical assistance centers will support recipients of GSPP planning and implementation grants. Those RFAs are projected to be released in mid-winter 2023. […]

Pending Title 5 Changes to Support Equitable Dual Enrollment

August 29th 2023 - blog, News, Uncategorized

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and Board of Governors continue to advance needed policy change to support the field in implementing equitable expansion of dual enrollment. One proposed change would remove barriers to dual enrollment related to documenting parental permission and student preparedness. This rule change was submitted for first reading at the […]

Supporting K-12 Partners in Dual Enrollment

October 31st 2022 - News, Uncategorized

Effective partnership between K-12 districts or high schools and community colleges is at the heart of high-quality, equitable dual enrollment that truly works for students and benefits our communities. But building a strong partnership is complicated, involving the intersection of two complex systems—K-12 and postsecondary. This raises questions about unique needs and challenges experienced by […]

Coming Soon: Dual Enrollment and Pathways Grants

October 29th 2022 - News, Uncategorized

California’s $700 million investment in Golden State Pathways and dual enrollment promises to dramatically increase college and career opportunities for students. The $200 million for dual enrollment will be available as one-time grants to establish new middle or early college high schools (up to $250,000) or new College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnerships (up […]

Activating Networks for Equitable Counseling

October 29th 2022 - News, Uncategorized

CLP’s newest project will explore student-centered, equity-minded approaches to counseling. Supported by funding from the College Futures Foundation, the project will begin to uncover issues and innovations emerging from the field as we bring together counselors to develop a shared understanding of what it means to center equity in counseling. The next step is coming […]

Online Guided Pathways Design Guide Now Available

September 28th 2020 - blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized

Career Ladders Project has launched an online Guided Pathways Design Guide for Integrating Student Supports into the community college student’s journey. The team has spent the last year researching and interviewing college leaders to learn how they are working to more proactively support students–by meeting students where they are, with support when they need it. We have […]

Achieving equity through dual enrollment

December 7th 2018 - News

Here are the materials from our convening on Nov. 30: The presentation by Joel Vargas and Linda Collins The Venn diagram of participants’ thoughts on the value proposition of dual enrollment JFF’s and CLP’s research on the current landscape for dual enrollment (and brief case studies and an overview) a list of participants and their […]

Career Advancement Academies: Lessons for Equity in Guided Pathways

December 5th 2018 - blog, News

The Career Advancement Academies at more than 30 California community colleges offer concrete examples of how to ensure equity for all students, and a new report from Career Ladders Project and Equal Measure outlines how they can be applied in Guided Pathways reforms. Established in 2007, with state funding and with technical assistance from CLP, the Career […]

How Georgia State reforms closed racial and ethnic completion gaps: It can be done

November 28th 2018 - News

Two leaders from Georgia State University came to Long Beach on Nov. 15 to talk about reforms that are credited with raising graduation rates campuswide above 75%. In fact, Latinx and African American students at GSU are now doing slightly better than their white counterparts. “Closing the Achievement Gap,” an event organized by Career Ladders Project and […]

Strengthening Student Success Presentations – Fall 2018

October 22nd 2018 - News

Presentations from 2018 Strengthening Student Success are now available Career Ladders Project staffers presented on Guided Pathways implementation, the Dual Enrollment Game, re-entry programs for students who have been incarcerated, and more. Conference sessions: Choose Your Own Adventure: Practitioners Share Journeys in Creating Meta-Majors Strand: Transforming the Institution through Guided Pathways Successes and Setbacks of […]