Linked Learning and Graduation Rates

IEBC research has revealed this: The graduation rate for students who have participated in a Linked Learning Pathway is 26% higher than the graduation rate for students who were never in a Linked Learning Pathway in high school:  97% compared to 71%.

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Catching the Student Voice

Wanting to integrate the student voice into important decision-making? Using the right tools for the job will reap benefits. Go beyond outdated research methods to truly connect with the attitudes, opinions and behaviors of an increasingly diverse student body.  Use the digital world to understand how your students experience your institution.

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CCPT Award of $7.7 million goes to Sutter County

Congratulations to Sutter County! IEBC is pleased to be a partner in the California Career Pathways Trust $7.7 million grant. The Sutter County Superintendent of Schools is the lead on behalf of the Northern California STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) Pathways Consortium, which operates STEM-focused career technical education programs in the counties of Colusa, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.

Collaboration Expanding

Building on their collaborative history, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Grossmont Union High School District have formed  the East County Education Alliance. In an unprecedented joint board meeting, the Alliance will share its progress.  IEBC is assisting in this work.

Expanding Services in California

As community colleges in California work to implement their student equity plans, IEBC continues to provide assistance, facilitating their progress as the tough work of connecting what the data reveals to scalable projects continues. Workshops on data use and project management are among the services we’ve been providing.

CLICK here to see our selection of new data use workshops.
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NEW: Getting Evaluations Right – How to Get Better at Getting Better published in Medium, an article by IEBC Vice President Jordan Horowitz discusses five emerging lessons built on the premise that evaluations done right provide useful information and insights, for those providing funding for projects and for those carrying them out.

Read What to do with Record Budget Numbers in IEBC’s latest Newsletter.

In an EdSource commentary by IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips and Richard Duran, retiring president of Ventura County’s Oxnard College, they stress the importance of maximizing the state’s huge investment with more than a dozen “do” and “don’t” suggestions. Read more

Education’s “pea in the mattresses” – A tale of layers and royal domains  Sometimes the most obvious education solutions are the hardest to get attention for. In Medium, IEBC’s Brad Phillips and John Yopp argue that we need to do more to integrate K-12 and higher ed.  Read it here.

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