New Dual Enrollment Toolkit

May 24, 2016
In partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Career Ladders Project and the RP Group have created a Dual Enrollment Toolkit. The Toolkit is an online resource that highlights promising practices and materials to support secondary and community college ... Read More

Webinar Series: Quantitative Leap How Math Policies Can Support Transitions To and Through College

May 4, 2016
Webinar 1 – A Gateway to College: Rethinking Postsecondary Mathematics May 25, 11am – 12:15pm Pacific (2pm – 3:15pm Eastern) Mathematics plays a fundamental role as a gateway to higher education. Besides the general education mathematics courses that students typically take to ear... Read More

New Report Focuses on Contextualized Teaching and Learning

March 23, 2016
“Career Advancement Academies (CAAs) have been implemented in colleges across several regions of California and have provided a rich testing ground for more structured and integrated approaches to support student entry into – and progression along – college and career pathways. Ele... Read More

New Brief from LearningWorks Calls for Alignment and Coherence

March 23, 2016
“Misalignment and policy incoherence can place needless obstacles in students’ way. Disjointed pathways create barriers to college access and completion, costing students and the state both time and money. The recommendations in this policy brief focus on how the state and its education ... Read More

What is the Economic Value of Community College Degrees and Certificates?

March 21, 2016
In a blog article recently posted to PACE’s website, CLP’s Director of Research Mina Dadgar synthesized her recent study conducted in collaboration with Madeline Joy Trimble of Columbia University. By analyzing the economic benefits of certificates in the labor market the study estimate... Read More

It’s Out!!  Legal Opinion 16-02 Dual Enrollment and AB 288 (CCAP)

March 17, 2016
“Assembly Bill 288 (Holden) was enacted January 1, 2016 . . .  [It] enables the governing board of a community college district to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership with the governing board of a school district.” Legal Opinion 16-02, issued by the Califo... Read More

As Governor Jerry Brown calls for math reform, LearningWorks initiatives emerge.

February 26, 2016
Via ED Source Oakland, Calif., March 1, 2016. LearningWorks was mentioned this month in an Edsource article which detailed Governor Jerry Brown’s intent to ask California institutions to compete to create math reform across the state. The governor “is proposing spending $3 million for a competi... Read More

Community College Week cites LearningWork/PACE Degree of Freedom papers

August 19, 2015
“The need for reform is clear. Developmental math long has been called the Bermuda Triangle of community colleges: students go in but never come out. More than 60 percent of community college students are placed into at least one developmental math course. In California, home to the country’s la... Read More

CLP is hiring a Senior Program Associate!

July 22, 2015
The Career Ladders Project (CLP) is seeking a Senior Program Associate to join a dynamic team of professionals developing the capacity of education and workforce partners to implement and drive positive change within the greater Los Angeles region. Based in the Los Angeles area, the Senior Program A... Read More

Skyline High School’s Computer Academy visits Berkeley City College

May 25, 2015
  On May 21, 2015 50 students from Skyline High School’s Computer Academy clambered out of a bus on Center Street and poured into the foyer of Berkeley Community College (BCC). Just as enthusiastically awaiting them were Berkeley City College faculty and staff, and executives and technolo... Read More