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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

How Georgia State reforms closed racial and ethnic completion gaps: It can be done

November 28, 2018
Two leaders from Georgia State University came to Long Beach on Nov. 15 to talk about reforms that are credited with raising graduation rates campuswide above 75%. In fact, Latinx and African American students at GSU are now doing slightly better than their white counterparts. “Closing the Achiev... Read More

Strengthening Student Success Presentations – Fall 2018

October 22, 2018
Presentations from 2018 Strengthening Student Success are now available Career Ladders Project staffers presented on Guided Pathways implementation, the Dual Enrollment Game, re-entry programs for students who have been incarcerated, and more. Conference sessions: Choose Your Own Adventure: Practiti... 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

Focusing Integrated Planning Efforts Through Guided Pathways

October 3, 2018
A new CLP brief, Guided Pathways as a Framework for Integrating Student Success Efforts: A Case Study of Three California Community Colleges, explores how colleges can use Guided Pathways to bring together innovation, people, and resources across initiatives. We highlight the stories of three Calif... Read More

The Dual Enrollment Game

September 27, 2018
Research shows that high school students who take community college courses through dual enrollment get better grades in high school and are more likely to enter and stay in college — and attain a degree or a certificate. The object of the game is to earn college credit. Taking the role of student... Read More

Guided Pathways as a Framework for Integrating Student Success Efforts: A Case Study of Three California Community Colleges

September 12, 2018
A new CLP brief explores how colleges can use Guided Pathways to bring together innovation, people, and resources across initiatives. It highlights the stories of three California community colleges that have worked to intentionally align different initiatives and have utilized Guided Pathways desig... Read More

CLP Case Study: Opening Doors to the Tech Industry

June 28, 2018
“This validated the classes I’ve taken in the past 3 years and now I KNOW that I want to do this!” – Student “Sometimes our students do not think they are good enough to apply for better 4-year colleges or apply to better companies. The very thoughtful feedback of the judges taught the... Read More

Case Study: Bridging High School, College and Industry for Students in a Career Academy

June 26, 2018
“The key is to provide the resources and the structure for the relationships to build.” – Mark Frey, Skyline CS&T teacher and founder. In a new report, Bridging High School, College, and Industry: A Case Study and Lessons for the Field, CLP highlights successes achieved and lessons lea... Read More

Promising Practices in Supporting Postsecondary Success in Alternative Education

May 31, 2018
“During the Community of Practice…the conversation highlighted the importance of making ‘college as part of [high school] community’ to begin to ‘shift the culture and help students recognize that college is part of their lives.’” In a new Issue Brief, “Exploring Alternative ... Read More