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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

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

February 17, 2020
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

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

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

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

New law expands access to dual enrollment

October 28, 2019
Recent changes in California law increase the power of dual enrollment to broaden access to college and serve as a tool for equity.  Studies have shown positive outcomes for students who participated in high-quality dual enrollment while in high school, compared with their peers who didn’t. They ... 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