Category: What We Are Reading

  • March 1, 2012

    Too Many Students in Remedial Classes?

    By Gay Clyburn

    Two new studies from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College found that more community college students are in remedial education classes than need be. The studies found that more than a quarter of the students assigned to remedial classes based on placement test scores could have…

  • February 9, 2012

    Community Colleges in the News

    By Gay Clyburn

    You might be interested in the release of a couple of reports on community colleges and a news article on the budget situation in California and how community colleges are affected. OPEN-DOOR POLICIES AT TWO-YEAR COLLEGES FACE THREAT, REPORT SAYS The nation’s college-completion agenda may be threatening open-door admissions policies at two-year institutions, says…

  • January 17, 2012

    Juggling student access and success

    By Gay Clyburn

    An article by the Associated Press examines the way California community college leaders are struggling with the competing demands of student access and success. CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERS CALL FOR OVERHAUL California community college leaders have signed off on major policy changes aimed at boosting graduation and transfer rates in…

  • February 3, 2011

    Educational Innovation and Technology

    By Gay Clyburn

    A New Look at Scale and Opportunity to Learn “There still remains room for optimism in technology’s ability to transform education, in part, because of its almost unique role in enhancing all students’ opportunities to learn,” write Carnegie Senior Partner and University of Pittsburgh professor Louis Gomez, Carnegie Visiting Resident…

  • October 30, 2009

    Research Confidential

    By Gay Clyburn

    Research Confidential: Solutions to Problems Most Social Scientists Pretend They Never Have has just been published by the University of Michigan Press.