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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Though 80 percent of the 1.1 million community college students who enroll each year intend to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree, only about 14 percent of them end up getting a bachelor's degree within six years, according to a 2016 report from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. Across the nation,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Educational Attainment
Quintero, Amanda; Buhl, Geoffrey; Pajka Hasendonckx, Michelle; Inouye, Carolyn; Ramirez, Joshua – Liberal Education, 2019
The California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus of 1930s Spanish and Mission-style architecture has around 7,100 students and is truly local-serving: 52 percent of all students enrolled in fall 2018 were from Ventura County, 26 percent came from neighboring Los Angeles County, and most other students hailed from other nearby…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, College Attendance, Hispanic American Students, Counties
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
Siqueiros, Michele; Dow, Audrey; Bell, Allison; Christeson, Rachel; Clark, John; Kelly, Patrick; Jones, Dennis – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
The California higher education system has not kept pace with changing workforce demands or the needs of California's racially diverse population. Fewer than half of adults in California have a college credential but by 2030, 60% will need a college education to meet workforce demand and racial equity gaps will need to be entirely eliminated. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Preparation, Access to Education, Student Costs
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Shaw, Leigh Anne; Rice, Sydney; Wada, Kathy – CATESOL Journal, 2018
Between 2012 and 2018, the California Community Colleges system underwent significant changes in policy and practice to address student success rates; this article chronicles policies affecting ESL students and how ESL faculty worked to ensure equitable, appropriate implementation for students enrolled in credit ESL courses. The 2018 California…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Education Trust-West, 2018
During California's 2017-18 legislative cycle, 75 introduced bills mentioned the Cal Grant program -- evidence of lawmakers' strong interest in the state's free college aid program. Unfortunately, the majority of the bills that would have made the most significant changes for low-income and vulnerable students did not become law. The Cal Grant was…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, State Aid, Access to Education
Koller, Vinz – Jobs for the Future, 2018
The driving force of California's growing innovation economy is talent. However, there is also a growing mismatch between the type of talent in demand and the type of talent in supply. This paper describes why one of California's best options for closing this talent gap is to expand and modernize the State's apprenticeship system. [Additional…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Talent Development, State Programs, Youth Programs
Ochsner, Amanda; Corwin, Zoë B. – Educational Technology, 2017
In 2014, researchers at the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California (USC) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement in Postsecondary Education's First in the World program to do research aimed at understanding how games can be used to cultivate college knowledge and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Games, Instructional Design, Design Requirements
Gallagher, Kelly – Educational Leadership, 2017
Kelly Gallagher writes that "wide swaths of students are not developing their writing skills--skills we know to be foundational to their literate lives." In this article, he explains how school districts can go about developing students' writing skills in all content-area classrooms. He highlights five reasons why students should write…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Content Area Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum
College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides increased flexibility for states and districts to develop strategies to support school improvement while, at the same time, emphasizes the importance of implementing evidence-based interventions to support low-performing schools. As states and districts implement comprehensive college and career…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students
MDRC, 2017
The past decade has seen a resurgence of interest in career and technical education (CTE) as a way to engage students, help people build the skills necessary to succeed in a technologically advanced economy, and meet employer demand for workers. MDRC--which has a two-decade history of developing and evaluating CTE programs, including their…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Trends, Educational Research, Organizations (Groups)
Greene, Kim; Heyck-Williams, Jeff; Timpson Gray, Elicia – Educational Leadership, 2017
Problem solving spans all grade levels and content areas, as evidenced by this compilation of projects from schools across the United States. In one project, high school girls built a solar-powered tent to serve their city's homeless population. In another project, 4th graders explored historic Jamestown to learn about the voices lost to history.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Females, High School Students, Homeless People
Wolf, Leni – Education Trust-West, 2017
Almost one out of every three K-12 public school students in California is a Latino, Black, Native American, or Pacific Islander male--making it clear that the economic future of the state will hinge on the ability to help the millions of boys and young men in education institutions succeed in high school, college, and beyond. But in order to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Students, Males, Success
Truong, Natalie – iNACOL, 2017
"Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners" seeks to highlight the promising practices and trends in new designs to advance learning for English language learner (ELL) students. This paper is designed for practitioners, including educators and education leaders, who want to advance next generation learning models to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Educational Practices, Individualized Instruction
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