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Barnes, Randall A.; Piland, William E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
This investigation was a case study to measure the retention and persistence effects of a learning community in developmental English at an urban community college. The study used student demographic and course outcome data to quantify the extent to which learning community participation could contribute toward remedying the historically low…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Klein, Brock; Wright, Lynn Marie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
While much discussion about student success as it relates to access, equity, and underpreparedness at the collegiate level is taking place nationally and statewide, a strong and specific concern prompted some of the faculty at Pasadena City College (PCC), a large urban community college located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, to address the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Environment, Learning Centers (Classroom), Algebra
Hughes, Katherine L.; Rodriguez, Olga; Edwards, Linsey; Belfield, Clive – James Irvine Foundation, 2012
In 2008, The James Irvine Foundation launched the Concurrent Courses initiative to make dual enrollment programs--which allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit--available to low-income youth who struggle academically or who are from populations historically underrepresented in higher education. This work advances…
Descriptors: College Credits, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation