Thursday, May 16, 2013

Upcoming Conference and Report on Community Colleges as a Bridge to Higher Educational and Economic Opportunity

Rick Kalhenberg and the Century Foundation are hosting "Bridging the Higher Education Divide:
Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream" next week in Washington, DC.  See below for more details.  The Century Foundation will be releasing its report on the subject there as well.  For those who cannot make it, it will be webcast.  I will update this post with the link when it is available.

 --Derek Black

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Bridging the Higher Education Divide:
Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:00-12:30 (panel discussion) to be followed by lunch
Knight Conference Center at Newseum, 8th Floor
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
(Entrance located on 6th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and C Street)

Community colleges are more important than ever to American economic competitiveness and social mobility, yet more than half of entering students fail to receive a certificate or degree within six years.  Many fine efforts are being pursued to scale up best practices at community colleges, but should we go further and rethink the basic ways in which two-year institutions are financed and governed?  Please join us for the release of the report of The Century Foundation Task Force on Preventing Community Colleges from Becoming Separate and Unequal.  Learn more about the 22-member Task Force, which was supported by the Ford Foundation and co-chaired by Eduardo Padrón and Anthony Marx. The forum will feature:

 

Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Anthony Marx, President, New York Public Library and Former President, Amherst College (Task Force Co-Chair)

Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami Dade College (Task Force Co-Chair)

Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation (Task Force Executive Director)

Isaac Cameron, Former Student, Highline Community College, and Amherst College Graduate

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