Ensuring College Success

Reforming developmental education so every college student succeeds in their first year.

Strong Start to Finish scales reforms in developmental education across higher education systems, so every student is set up to pass credit-earning courses in English and math in their first year of college. In particular, we support college success for Black, Brown, Asian American and Indigenous students, students with low incomes and returning adults, who have been underserved by the education system.

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Our Network

We are a network of policy and research partners, institution and systems leaders, and foundations taking collective action to ensure students get the support they need to succeed in their first year of college.

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Knowledge
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We share reports, research and toolkits from our network so systems and institutions can learn about and enact efforts to reform developmental education.

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Our Approach

We work to correct systemic inequities that are barriers to student success by convening our network, sharing research and tools and helping higher education systems scale proven approaches.

Learning Network Convening 2021

Last March, nearly 150 members of our network gathered virtually to listen and learn together. Watch videos from the sessions and download resources to help you and your colleagues ensure every college student gets a strong start to finish.

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Meet our Funders

Our work to advance developmental education reforms is made possible with the support and guidance of our philanthropic partners.