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.