The Second Year of Accelerating Opportunity: Implementation Findings from the States and Colleges

Research Report

The Second Year of Accelerating Opportunity: Implementation Findings from the States and Colleges

Abstract

The second annual implementation report for the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative in four states finds that:

  • colleges aligned pathways and supports with local needs
  • students were satisfied with AO
  • AO instructors grew more adept at team teaching
  • colleges struggled to recruit adult education students
  • states and colleges sought new financial support and developed partnerships
  • colleges served more students with fewer resources
  • states changed policies to support and sustain AO

AO provides grants to help community colleges create career pathway programs to enroll students with low basic skills into for-credit career and technical education courses to improve educational and employment outcomes.

Research Area: 

Cross-Center Initiative

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