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Crafting an Ambitious Proposal for Transformation Funding: A Hands-On Workshop

Through the Basic Skills Student Outcomes and Transformation program, California community colleges can apply for up to $1.5 million to transform their approach to remediation. One of the primary goals: to substantially increase completion of transfer-level English and math among incoming students.  The events will be led by Katie Hern and Myra Snell, Co-Founders of […]

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Many Students Placed into Remedial Courses Don’t Need Remediation

  November 12, 2015 — A new EdSource article by CAP Co-Founder Katie Hern highlights recent research showing that students are more prepared for college than community colleges have recognized and that placing more students into college-level courses is a powerful strategy for increasing completion and narrowing achievement gaps.  

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UC/CSU Path Cleared for Statistics Pathways

October 20, 2015 — Community colleges offering redesigned statistics pathways no longer need to worry about jeopardizing their transfer articulation with the University of California and California State University systems. Under prior policies, both UC and CSU required a pre-requisite of intermediate algebra for statistics courses, but both systems have released policy updates that clear […]

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New CAP Research Brief: Powerful Acceleration Strategies

A new publication from the California Acceleration Project – Acceleration Strategies that Produce Powerful Results — provides community colleges a clear action framework for increasing student completion and equity among incoming students. The research brief focuses on practices that have a strong evidence base for improving outcomes at a critical early momentum point: completion of […]

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CAP Featured at National Gates Foundation Event

October 7, Seattle, WA — The California Acceleration Project was featured at the U.S. Education Learning Forum organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The event included keynote addresses by both Bill and Melinda Gates and a conversation moderated by PBS NewsHour correspondent Gwen Ifill. CAP Co-Founder Katie Hern spoke on the panel “Building […]

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CAP Faculty Testify before Board of Governors

September, 20, 2015 — In a retreat at Folsom Lake College, the Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges received a report from the state Chancellor’s Office on the progress made under the state’s Basic Skills Initiative and plans for the new $60 Million allocated by the legislature for the Basic Skills Outcomes Transformation […]

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Katie Hern, Leslie Henson, and Myra Snell Receive RP Group Award for Excellence in College Research

Awards from the RP Group

April 9, 2015, Sacramento — CAP faculty members Leslie Henson, Katie Hern, and Myra Snell were recognized with an Excellence in College Research Award for their collaboration on the article “Let Them In: Increasing Access, Completion, and Equity in College English.” Originally published in the November 2014 issue of the publication Perspectives, the article analyzes […]

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CAP & 3CSN Receive Statewide Award

February 26, 2015 — The Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) has awarded CAP and 3CSN the 2015 Mertes Award for Excellence in College Research, in recognition of their work supporting colleges to offer redesigned, accelerated curricula for under-prepared students. In announcing the award, ACCCA Executive Director Susan Bray wrote, “The Board based its […]

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