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Reforming Math Pathways at California’s Community Colleges

October 24, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

Community colleges across the state are experimenting with reforms to developmental (or remedial) math with the aim of removing impediments to student success. Are these reforms helping students meet their academic goals? What more can be done? PPIC researcher Olga Rodriguez will outline findings from a new report on the impact of two important reforms, and a panel of experts will talk about promising approaches and broadening access to effective pathways.

This research was 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.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Olga Rodriguez, research fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Hans Johnson, center director and senior fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center
Nikki Edgecombe, senior research scientist, Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University
Laura Metune, vice chancellor of external relations, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Myra Snell, professor of mathematics, Los Medanos College and co-founder, California Acceleration Project

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Theresa Dang
Event Contact
Susan Gluss
Media Contact


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