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K-16 Transitions in a Guided Pathways Framework

February 16, 2020
Transition strategies have three essential components: Connection — What connection means: K-12 schools and districts, community colleges, four-year institutions, employers, and community organizations connect through collective work focused on student success. Questions to consider: How can we be... Read More

CLP’s Linda Collins discusses role of California community colleges at Legislative summit

February 7, 2020
Speaking at a legislative forum hosted by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in Sacramento about overcoming challenges to California’s continued growth and economic prosperity, Linda Collins, founder and executive director of CLP, highlighted the importance of California’s community colleges — a... Read More

Videos showcase expanding dual enrollment as a strategy for equity

February 3, 2020
Bakersfield College is working to make dual enrollment available to all high school students in its vast and largely rural service area in Kern County. A strategy for equity, the push is transforming students’ lives across the region. Nearly 8,000 high school students are enrolling in courses ... Read More

Bakersfield symposium highlights concerns — and solutions — related to college access and equity

December 4, 2019
More than 300 practitioners from community colleges across California gathered in Bakersfield on Nov. 15 to learn about and explore intentional, supported pathways as a strategy for equity.  The intensive, daylong Bakersfield Intersegmental Pathways Symposium began with remarks from Kern Community ... Read More

Dual enrollment, Guided Pathways converge for equity

November 13, 2019
A new report from CLP explores a sea change under way at Bakersfield College and across Kern County in access to higher education. Offering all high school students in BC’s service area the opportunity to take college courses seems to be providing particular benefits for students of color, who... Read More

CLP presentations at SSSC offer new ways to explore and approach redesign

October 30, 2019
Many community college practitioners across California look forward all year to recharging during the Strengthening Student Success Conference. Each year, we return home energized and full of new information and inspiration for system change and the pursuit of equity.  Scroll down for links to pres... Read More

CLP develops design thinking for the community college context

October 30, 2019
Education leaders are increasingly turning to design thinking as a method for re-envisioning their work and reform practices and for tackling the knottiest challenges on their campuses. Career Ladders Project is building a bridge from the broader conversations to the community college context.  Fir... Read More

Evidence supports dual enrollment as a strategy for equity

October 27, 2019
Career Ladders Project promotes dual enrollment as a strategy for equity — measured by course and degree completion, achievement in high school and college, and other indicators — for subgroups including students of color, low-income students, students from low-income families, male students, an... Read More
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School testing bill would have been ‘a giant step backward’

October 14, 2019
update – Oct. 14, 2019 We were glad to see Gov. Gavin Newsom veto AB 751 over the weekend, saying that allowing use of the SAT and ACT in place of new state standardized tests would not increase college access but actually do the opposite. He noted in his veto message that “performance o... Read More

‘It takes a community college’: See you at SSSC!

October 8, 2019
At the Strengthening Student Success Conference this week in Burlingame, CLP and others will highlight transformative work under way at colleges across California on closing achievement gaps and advancing student success. On the event theme, “It takes a community college,” CLP will offer... Read More