October 2013  

A helpful resource for colleges working to improve completion among students classified as “under-prepared,” this August 2013 webinar highlights research into the problems of remediation, along with promising practices from community colleges across the country. Speakers include Complete College America’s Bruce Vandal, the California Acceleration Project’s Katie Hern, North Carolina’s Cynthia Lyston, and researcher Michelle...


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October 2013  

Just Released from LearningWorks: Changing Equations, By Pam Burdman. A must-read for community college professionals committed to student success and equity, this policy brief highlights the growing national movement to prioritize statistics and quantitative reasoning and rethink the traditional one-size-fits-all, algebra-based approach to math remediation. Burdman presents the rationale behind innovative new approaches, and she connects...


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September 2013  

Given the explosion of colleges offering accelerated courses in English, math, and ESL across the state, we hope that many California community college teachers will share their experience at this year’s national conference. Last year, a team of 11 faculty from CAP presented, and this year, CAP leader Katie Hern will once again offer a...


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August 2013  

Teaching an accelerated courses often looks quite different from teaching in a more traditional, longer remedial sequence. Given this, faculty need support as they begin teaching in these models, such as classroom-tested materials, pedagogical practices they can adapt, and other teachers they can talk with. The Community of Practice in Acceleration is a year-long...


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July 2013  

Transforming Remedial Education to Improve Post-Secondary Attainment CAP Director Katie Hern was one of four panelists to speak at this Washington ...

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