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Past · February 28, 2018

Reforming English Pathways at California’s Community Colleges

February 28, 2018 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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.


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


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