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Fixing a Leaky Pipeline
September, 2018
Fixing a Leaky Pipeline

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted a surprising trend in higher education: four-year colleges and universities are trying to attract more transfer students, and making it easier for them to assimilate without losing credits they have earned. On the whole, this is a laudable development. Historically, our institutions of higher learning have short-changed transfer students – the majority of whom tend to be low-income or people of color.


Teachers Need Support, Not Guns
March, 2018
Teachers Need Support, Not Guns

In the weeks following the senseless mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, national debate has erupted over school gun violence prevention and how best to ensure our students’ safety. One of the many proposed “solutions” recommends arming teachers with guns to protect students and respond in active shooter situations. Our own President has supported this idea, suggesting that highly-trained armed faculty be provided a compensation bonus for carrying weapons.


fosterYouth
October, 2017
Foster Youth in California Community Colleges

This infographic highlights data on Foster Youth in the California Community Colleges System. Details on enrollment, progression through the system, and average units completed prior to attaining an Associate degree or transferring to a four-year university are included. The infographic provides comparisons between Foster Youth and their non-Foster Youth peers.


fosterYouth
October, 2017
Accelerating Success: Turning Insights into Action for Foster Youth at California Community Colleges

A report released by Educational Results Partnership and California College Pathways, offers actionable insights for colleges and policy-makers seeking to improve foster youth student outcomes. The report also identifies bright spots (colleges that had better than expected outcomes for foster youth) and highlights some promising approaches in the community college system that are contributing to student success.


teacherGrey
August 17, 2016
The Looming Shortage of an Educated Workforce

"The economic news coming out of the Bay Area is generally better than the rest of the nation. Unemployment remains at a low 3.4 percent, and the region leads the state in job growth. But that rosy picture masks a serious problem on the horizon: a shortage of workers with post-secondary degrees to fill the jobs being created. "


student
June 14, 2016
New Answers to Old Questions

"Does more money make public schools more effective? Why do some schools succeed while other similar schools fail? Why are educational reforms frequently promoted, tried and quietly abandoned? Do factors beyond educators’ control actually determine school quality?"


laptop
April 26, 2016
Beyond Rankings to Educational Productivity

"This week, U.S. News & World Report issued its annual “Best High Schools Report.” As with most “rankings,” it received extensive media attention and provides bragging rights for those fortunate enough to be included."


students
December 3, 2015
New Test Results, Same Bright Spots

"The 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test results are out, and the spotlight shines once again on our bright spots in education –11 high-poverty school districts that continue to set the standard for achievement. "



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