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Learning new ways to connect: A community college instructor’s account

April 1, 2020
By Kris Palmer So much of the dynamism that emerged early this semester in my American Government class came from the community college students talking with one another or with me — from the energy of human connection.  Our classroom was alive with debate teams and group problem-solving. Student... Read More

First two webinar series from CLP for community colleges working online

March 23, 2020
CLP launches one webinar series to support community college practitioners on March 26 and plans more for April. We thank you for all of the work you are doing in these challenging times. Please share this information widely! Problem Solving: Moving Dual Enrollment Online A free webinar series for p... Read More

Dual Enrollment: Moving to an Electronic Form

March 8, 2020
Career Ladders Project convened a small group of dual enrollment practitioners in a “think tank” in fall 2019, funded by the College Futures Foundation, focused on improving the paper-based enrollment process, with the goal of producing a suite of practitioner-informed potential solutions to sha... Read More

Resources for supporting Dual Enrollment and English-language learners

February 21, 2020
Career Ladders Project offers an array of resources to support dual enrollment instructors as they create classroom experiences for English-language learners and other students with specific needs. K-12 teachers learn how to support students from special populations in their teaching credential prog... Read More

GP workshop highlights community college redesign with students’ careers in mind

February 20, 2020
Representatives from 55 California community colleges gathered in Sacramento on Feb. 18 for a Guided Pathways workshop; this one explored how colleges are redesigning with students’ careers in mind. Highlights included a compelling keynote about how community college students make academic and car... Read More

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

California needs a plan for federal aid for adult students without high school diplomas

December 23, 2019
Thousands more California residents might qualify for financial aid to attend college and earn credentials — and higher wages — if the state added its own option for students without high school diplomas to qualify for “ability to benefit,” or ATB, funds. There are three ways for stu... 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