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  • July 12, 2012

    A Course and So Much More

    By Gay Clyburn

    The Carnegie Foundation has launched two pathways, Statway and Quantway, to help students succeed in developmental mathematics. Statway and Quantway are more than courses, they are entire new instructional systems.

  • May 3, 2012

    Improvement Research: The Carnegie Way

    By Alicia Grunow

    The Carnegie Foundation is adopting improvement research methods and learning from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to address the gap between what is known and what happens daily in practice.

  • May 2, 2012

    Recommendations May Not Go Far Enough

    By Gay Clyburn

    The recent American Association of Community Colleges 21st-Century Commission recommends having a goal to increase completion rates by 50 percent by 2020. Carnegie's work on developmental mathematics suggests we can achieve even more.

  • May 2, 2012

    Early Results

    By Gay Clyburn

    Statway is continuing to show early signs of success. 88% of students who passed the first term of Statway have enrolled in the second term and will earn college credit with its completion.

  • May 2, 2012

    Reforms with Promise

    By Gay Clyburn

    The Carnegie Foundation has launched a national network of 27 community colleges and three universities dedicated to helping students at the greatest risk of failure in math which is showing promising results.

  • 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

    Lesson Study Revisited

    By Gay Clyburn

    You might find this article about lesson study from The Hechinger Report interesting. Carnegie is using lesson study, not exactly in the way outlined in this article, but to improve our mathematics pathways. Statway and Quantway faculty teams at each community college site will be organized into lesson study groups.…

  • 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…

  • January 17, 2012

    Exploring Learning Opportunities

    By Gay Clyburn

    This video showcases a panel discussion on learning opportunities from the Quantway™ and Statway™ 2011 Summer Institute. Hosted by Kay Merseth of the Carnegie Foundation and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the panelists include: Jim Stigler, Carnegie Foundation, UCLA; Uri Treisman, Charles A. Dana Center, U. of Texas, Austin;…

  • December 7, 2011

    A Hub by Any Other Name

    By Gay Clyburn

    Joshua Glazer visited Carnegie recently to talk about ideas outlined in an article, “Reconsidering Replication: New Perspectives on Large-Scale School Improvement,” that was published in the Journal of Educational Change. Glazer is with The Rothschild Foundation in Jerusalem and his co-author Donald Peurach is with the School of Education at…