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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

CLP director Naomi Castro awarded policy fellowship

August 28, 2019
CLP director Naomi Castro was chosen as a fellow in the 2019 cohort of the California Education Policy Fellowship Program. The fellowship gives participants the opportunity to develop their skills as policy makers and leaders through three weekend-long trainings. Naomi will join 19 other faculty mem... Read More

CLP senior director Luis Chavez joins LULAC leadership

August 27, 2019
Luis has dedicated his career to increasing equity on community college campuses and providing Latinx students the support they need to realize their educational goals. Before joining CLP, Luis led training and professional development for 16 years at the Puente Project, where he now chairs the boar... Read More
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Fresno City College goes to college

August 26, 2019
As part of its Guided Pathways inquiry, Fresno City College sent teams to three other California community colleges and three campuses of CUNY, the City University of New York. Learn more from this post about why FCC made these visits—facilitated by Career Ladders Project—how the college prepare... Read More

“GP Stories” about equity-minded approaches to redesign

August 1, 2019
Required remedial math and English classes once served as a barrier to many of California’s community college students, and the problem disproportionately affected students of color, non-native speakers of English, and other groups underrepresented in higher education. Depending on their results o... 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

Engaging the whole campus in Guided Pathways redesign was the focus of LA / OC event

May 30, 2019
At our first-ever multi-location webinar, practitioners across Orange and Los Angeles counties shared practices and ideas.    Here is a PDF of the presentations given at the event, and here is a video of the event.   Focused on engaging the whole campus in Guided Pathways work, the May 7 “l... Read More

Guided Pathways stories

February 9, 2019
Career Ladders Project offers numerous tools for colleges to use in redesigning their programs and structures. Each college faces different challenges and opportunities, depending on a variety of factors. The following one-page stories, grouped by topic, illustrate some of the approaches colleges ar... Read More