Community college leaders push for increased grad rates

 

Leaders from across California are set to release a report
calling for an increase in the number of California community
college graduates by one million by 2020 while eliminating the
achievement gap and closing participation gaps, according to an
announcement from Gavilan College.
Leaders from across California are set to release a report calling for an increase in the number of California community college graduates by one million by 2020 while eliminating the achievement gap and closing participation gaps, according to an announcement from Gavilan College.

The report, A 2020 Vision for Student Success being released by the Community College League of California’s Commission on the Future, also identifies 17 recommendations for state policy and local college practice changes to achieve the bold goals.

Los Angeles Community College District officials will include Chancellor Daniel LaVista, Board President Georgia Mercer, and Los Angeles Trade-Tech President Roland “Chip” Chapdelaine; David Rattray, senior vice president of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; Barbara Dunsheath, trustee, North Orange County CCD and professor of history, East Los Angeles College; Ben Duran, superintendent/president, Merced CCD (Spanish speaker); John Hendrickson, chancellor, West Valley-Mission CCD, Scott Lay, president/CEO, Community College League of California; and additional student, faculty and administrative leaders.

It is scheduled for at 10 a.m. today at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, 400 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles.

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