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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

Colleges share counseling and student services practices at GP workshop

October 3, 2019
More than 250 community college practitioners from across California gathered Sept. 27 in Fresno for this academic year’s first Guided Pathways workshop about promising approaches to reimagining counseling and student supports. (For links to all of the presentations and materials from the work... Read More

CSU’s proposed changes to math requirements will hurt underrepresented students

July 9, 2019
California State University’s Board of Trustees is considering a proposal to require high school students to complete a fourth year of math to qualify for admission. The proposal itself has not been made public, but the change will be discussed at the next trustee meeting, July 23-24.... Read More

Career Advancement Academies: Lessons for Equity in Guided Pathways

December 5, 2018
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 sta... Read More

The Dual Enrollment Landscape in California

October 11, 2018
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 — youn... Read More

NCCPA Newsletter October 2017 Education Spotlight

October 13, 2017
  Mendocino Lake Adult and Career Education (MLACE) and the Career Ladders Project (CLP) held a Curriculum to Career Summit in Ukiah on October 6th. The goal of the summit was to map pathways from adult education level programs like ESL and HiSET or GED classes, through Career Technical Educati... Read More