Ascendium Awards $1 Million Grant to IEBC Supporting Its ‘Caring Campus Initiative’
February 21, 2019 – Ascendium Education Group, one of the nation’s leading higher education philanthropies, has awarded a one million dollar grant to the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) for the Caring Campus Initiative with the goal of increasing student retention and success in community colleges around the United States. Read the full news release.
Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges (Harvard Education Press)
Cambridge, MA, August 7, 2017 – Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz offer a research-based model and actionable approach for using data strategically at community colleges to increase completion rates as well as other metrics linked to student success. Read the Harvard Education Press news release.
Significant Improvements in Transfer Rates and Job Readiness Skills Highlight New Strategic Vision of the California Community Colleges System
Titled “Vision for Success: Strengthening the California Community Colleges to Meet California’s Needs,” this frank and comprehensive report articulates a set of goals and commitments making it clear that a focus on getting every student to his or her defined objective will serve as the “North Star” guiding all reform efforts at every level. Read the Vision for Success news release.
IEBC & IO Education Form Partnership
IO Education has announced it is partnering with the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) and Dellicker Strategies to enhance its collaboration with school districts. IO Education uses expert analysis to best leverage student data to improve educational outcomes. “Everything we do revolves around helping educators get the most out of the data that is available to them,” said Doug Mesecar, vice president of strategic partnerships at IO Education. Read the IEBC & IO Education Form Partnership news release.
The James Irvine Foundation Awards $700,000 Grant to IEBC
The James Irvine Foundation has awarded the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) a $700,000, one-year grant to continue data support for Linked Learning schools. Read The James Irvine Foundation Awards $700,000 Grant to IEBC news release.
Community Colleges’ Big Opportunity – Texas Gulf Coast Region Shows the Way
Faculty and school leaders from community college and school districts who participated in the Gulf Coast Partnership for Achieving Student Success (GC PASS) project are expanding the initiative to help students successfully transition from high school to college degree completion. The expansion makes the Texas Gulf Coast region a trailblazer among community colleges that are called on to play a bigger role in increasing the number of students’ earning degrees and strengthening the economy. Read the Community Colleges’ Big Opportunity – Texas Gulf Coast Region Shows the Way news release.
University of Central Oklahoma Administrator Myron Pope joins Institute of Evidence-Based Change Board of Directors
Institute of Evidence Based Change (IEBC) Board Chair Bill Piland has announced the appointment of University of Central Oklahoma administrator Myron Pope to the IEBC Board of Directors and welcomed him to the annual meeting. Read the University of Central Oklahoma Administrator Myron Pope joins Institute of Evidence-Based Change Board of Directors news release.
Texas Gulf Region Teachers Get New Tools to Help Students Make a Successful Transition
The Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) has just released English and math curriculum alignment guides to help K-12 educators and college faculty better address the challenges students face in making the transition from high school to college. Working through the Gulf Coast Partners for Achieving Student Success (GC PASS) project, faculty and school leaders in eight community colleges and 11 school districts will be able to use the curriculum alignment guides in their work. Read the Texas Gulf Region Teachers Get New Tools to Help Students Make a Successful Transition news release.
The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal, co-edited by Brad C. Phillips, president and ceo of IEBC and Jordan E. Horowitz, vice president, IEBC. Read the New Directions news release.
Foster Youth Study
Final Report 9-13. Read the Foster Youth Study news release.