ERIC Number: EJ850697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Achieving the Dream: State Policy Changes for Community Colleges
Collins, Michael; Couturier, Lara K.
New England Journal of Higher Education, v23 n1 p14-15 Sum 2008
The American higher education system considers itself a primary avenue to opportunity. As providers of broad access to postsecondary education, community colleges are arguably the most vital organ in that pulsing system. But there is a growing acknowledgment that access alone is no longer enough. "Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count" is a national initiative focused on helping more community college students succeed. Achieving the Dream firmly embraces and supports the critical role that community colleges play in U.S. society. The initiative also recognizes that community colleges could be doing more to help students succeed and meet their educational aspirations. The initiative is primarily focused on increasing success outcomes for students who have historically faced significant barriers to reaching their higher education goals, including students of color and low-income students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Academic Aspiration, Two Year Colleges, College Students, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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