Strong Start To Finish
Points of Interest

Scaling Momentum

This Points of Interest shows that the coordinated advancement of developmental education reform continues as more systems undertake the work, impacting more students.
June 24, 2020
Christopher M. Mullin
Tags: Scaling, 6. Use data effectively., Differential Capacity of Institutions

Today, Strong Start to Finish announces $5.3 million in investments to advance momentum in developmental education reform. The latest grants build on the initiative’s success and fall into three main categories: to spur equity-centered research, practice, and policy invention and innovation; to address emergent scaling challenges at current scaling sites; and to seed readiness at systems preparing to implement developmental education reforms at scale.

The grants expand Strong Start to Finish’s footprint to nearly 5 million undergraduates in 96 universities and 277 community colleges across 12 states. The thirteen systems engaging in the network include: Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education; California Community Colleges, which is spearheaded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the Foundation for California Community Colleges; The City University of New York (CUNY); Colorado Department of Higher Education; the Louisiana Board of Regents; Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; Nevada System of Higher Education; Ohio Department of Higher Education; Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and the Oregon Community College Association; Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; State University of New York (SUNY); Tennessee Board of Regents – The College System of Tennessee; and the University System of Georgia (USG). This Points of Interest shows that the coordinated advancement of developmental education reform continues as more systems undertake the work, impacting more students.