Research Report The Second Year of Accelerating Opportunity: Implementation Findings from the States and Colleges
Theresa Anderson, Lauren Eyster, Robert I. Lerman, Carolyn T. O'Brien, Maureen Conway, Ranita Jain, Marcela Montes
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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 Areas Education
Tags Beyond high school: education and training
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population