Upcoming Presentations

Early College as a Postsecondary Success Strategy

April 24, 2:00–3:00 PM ET

This session will delve into the benefits and opportunities of Early College programs in preparing students for success beyond high school. Presenters will showcase the pioneering work of Leadership Network in Mass, alongside leading researchers and practitioners from Boston Public Schools to demonstrate the impact and potential of Early College and dual enrollment initiatives.

Key Topics:

  • The Mechanics: Gain insights into the practical implementation of Early College programs, including eligibility criteria, course offerings, and academic requirements.
  • Best Practices: Discover successful models and strategies for seamlessly integrating dual enrollment into high school curricula and maintaining academic rigor.
  • Student Support: Learn about effective methods for providing guidance and support to Early College students, ensuring they thrive academically and socially.
  • Equity Considerations: Explore how dual enrollment programs can be designed and implemented to promote equity and provide equal access to opportunities for all students, regardless of background or socioeconomic status.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for educators, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to enhancing leadership practices within educational institutions. It is relevant for anyone wanting to ensure all students have an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations.


John Fink, Senior Research Associate and Program Lead, CCRC

Gretta Schaff, Dual Enrollment Curriculum Specialist, Boston Public Schools

Adam Seidel, Deputy Director, Massachusetts, OneGoal

Halicia Lyttle, Early College Director, Boston Community Leadership Academy

Full Steam Ahead: From Tracking to Transforming Transfer!

National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference
February 21, 2024
St. Louis, MO

In this keynote, researchers from CCRC and the Aspen Institute shared key takeaways from a national and state-by-state look at the major disparities and opportunities for transforming transfer, including new measures of four-year institutional performance serving low-income, older adults, and transfer students of color. Presenters described emerging findings from recent visits to transfer partnerships with particularly strong outcomes for students of color, equipping and inspiring leaders to fast track transfer transformation. 

Associated Papers


Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Community College Research Center
Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Tania LaViolet
The College Excellence Program at The Aspen Institute

Associated Project(s)