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The RP Group in the News
Four Finalists Announced for Lake Tahoe Community College President Job
South Tahoe Now
November 9, 2016
In this article, former RP Group board member, Matt Wetstein, is one of “four finalists for the position of Lake Tahoe Community College's Superintendent/President.” Read the article here.
Easy Change Could Improve College Racial Equity
San Diego Union Tribune
July 27, 2016
The article states that the process for assessing which students get to take college-level courses or remedial courses aids in the racial inequity within California Community Colleges. RP Group President, Greg Stoupe, “estimates that 50 to 60 percent of inequity is rooted in assessment tests.” Read the article here.
Reworking Remedial Education
November 11, 2014
The RP Group’s 2014 report, Curricular Redesign and Gatekeeper Completion: A Multi-College Evaluation of the California Acceleration Project, was referenced in an EdSource article about restructuring the approach to remedial education and placement policies. Read the article here.
CLU Professor Receives Fulbright
Cal Lutheran News
May 27, 2014
Out of 1,100 candidates, RP Group senior researcher Diane Rodriguez-Kiino “received a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the University of Tokyo and Tsuda College in Japan during the 2014-2015 academic year.” She “will teach courses on the history of diversity in American higher education.” Read the article here.
Community Colleges Sending Too Many into Remedial Math
San Francisco Chronicle
May 29, 2015
The article states that California Community Colleges’ placement tests have unfairly placed students in remedial courses. The RP Group is referenced as estimating that “each year, nearly 50,000 students who have passed Algebra 2 in high school with a C or better are required to repeat the equivalent course — and sometimes several remedial math courses — when they enroll at community colleges.” Read the article here.
Public Campuses Mimic Private University Experience
San Francisco Gate
June 24, 2012
Metro Academies Initiative is a program that provides students in public colleges with a private university experience for a small additional cost to each school. Researchers Jane Wellman, a college cost expert, and the RP Group’s Robert Johnstone report that “Metro's modest extra costs are far outweighed by the cost savings realized from reducing the waste currently resulting from very large attrition rates.” Read the article here.
More Than $5.7 Million in Grants Awarded to CSUF During Last Three Months of 2016
California State Fullerton News Service
January 4, 2017
Director of the Social Science Research Center at Cal State Fullerton, Laura Gil-Trejo, received “$32,676 from the RP Group for the ‘Joyce Foundation Academy for College Excellence (ACE) Study.’” Read the article here.
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