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Strengthening Developmental Education: What Have We Learned, and What's Next?

National Conference Held at Columbia University

On June 21–22, 2012, the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) hosted a conference titled Strengthening Developmental Education: What Have We Learned, and What's Next? at Columbia University.

NCPR's 2012 national conference built on its successful 2010 conference in presenting the most recent empirical work on developmental education and related efforts that address students' poor preparation. The conference examined several major new community college initiatives and addressed the question of whether bolder reforms are needed to help more students succeed, and what these reforms might look like. In doing so, the conference aimed to help establish a solid foundation for future research, practice, and policy.

Martha Kanter, U.S. Under Secretary of Education, gave the opening address. The Under Secretary urged the gathering of community college researchers, administrators, and faculty to identify practices that work and scale them.

Four panel sessions focused on (1) findings on the effectiveness of developmental education, (2) discrete reforms of developmental education, (3) reforms to the relationship between high school and college, and (4) comprehensive reforms to developmental education.

More information is available on the conference website.

Type: Conferences & Seminars

Location: Columbia University Faculty House

Date & Time: From 6/21/2012, 9:00:00 AM To 6/22/2012, 1:30:00 PM