School Superintendents, Community Colleges Collaborate to Improve Student Success

Announced at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, a new partnership brings together high schools and community colleges to streamline student success bridges from K-12 to community college 

DENVER, CO – June 11, 2015 – Today, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and Hobsons—the world’s leader in connecting learning to life—announced a joint CGI America Commitment to Action to improve access and student success in community college.

With 62 percent of jobs expected to require at least a certificate or associate degree by 2020, community colleges play an increasingly important role in preparing students for new opportunities.  However, despite best efforts, community colleges continue to struggle with retaining and graduating students. Often times, entering freshmen must enroll in remedial courses—which don’t count as credit toward a degree—or don’t have access to advising and degree planning.

Read the press release here.

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