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Couturier, Lara K. – Jobs for the Future, 2012
Completion by Design, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a partnership between participating colleges and state-level policy organizations. The initiative's strong policy component seeks both to change policies in ways that support the colleges' change strategies and to spread the learning and ideas stemming from Completion by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Educational Policy, Partnerships in Education
Couturier, Lara K. – Jobs for the Future, 2012
In spring 2012, after a year of intensive data analysis and planning, the colleges participating in Completion by Design announced strategies for creating clear, structured routes through college for more students, often referred to as accelerated, structured pathways to completion. These strategies contain elements unique to each college, but all…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Educational Policy, Partnerships in Education
Holcomb, Betty; Sudol, Teija – Center for Children's Initiatives, 2014
The expansion of Pre-K in early childhood programs, both in the community and in schools, has the potential to build significant new alignment between the traditional K-12 education system and the preschool year. Most communities, however, have only scratched the surface of collaboration between public schools and community programs as…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Public Schools
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The common approach to scaling, according to Christopher Dede, a professor of learning technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is to jump in and say, "Let's go out and find more money, recruit more participants, hire more people. Let's just keep doing the same thing, bigger and bigger." That, he observes, "tends to…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Educational Innovation, Measures (Individuals), Multidimensional Scaling