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Feb
28

Reforming English Pathways at California’s Community Colleges

February 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The California Endowment
1414 K Street, Adelante room, ground floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

Concerns about the poor track record of developmental (or remedial) English have prompted reforms at community colleges across the state. How widely implemented are these reforms—and are they helping students succeed? PPIC researcher Marisol Cuellar Mejia will outline different approaches to improving English pathways and the impact of one of the most common reforms, known as one-semester acceleration. Afterward, a panel of experts will talk about the most promising initiatives and the challenges involved in full-scale implementation.

This event is supported with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the College Futures Foundation. This research is supported with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the College Futures Foundation, and the Sutton Family Fund.

Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

Agenda

11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Hans Johnson, center director and senior fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Marisol Cuellar Mejia, research associate, PPIC Higher Education Center

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Olga Rodriguez, research fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center
Laura Hope, executive vice chancellor for educational services, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Jacqui Irwin, member, California State Assembly
Summer Serpas, assistant director, California Acceleration Project

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

Contacts

Susan Gluss
Media Contact
415-291-4412
gluss@ppic.org
Kelly Holt
Event Contact
415-291-4498
holt@ppic.org

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