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

Discussion of the Implications of Career Pathways Findings for Practice and Research

May 01, 2019
Washington, DC

Career pathways approaches combine support services with articulated education and training steps between occupations to enable individuals to enter and exit training within a pathway at various levels and to advance over time to higher skills, recognized credentials, and better jobs with higher pay. Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth of both career pathways program development and the body of research examining the effectiveness of the approach. This creates an urgent need to incorporate this new evidence into policy and practice and to focus future research on unanswered questions identified through these studies.

This forum brought together researchers, government, practitioners, and the policy community to examine the state of knowledge, priorities for future research, and implications for policy and practice. Speakers discussed what have we learned about career pathways strategies for improving economic outcomes for low-income Americans, what makes career pathways programs more or less effective, and what the implications are for public policy and practice.


Karin Martinson
Principal Associate, Social and Economic Policy
Abt Associates
Robin E. Fernkas
Director, Division of Strategic Investments, Employment, and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
Mark Fucello
Director, Division of Economic Independence
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community College Research Center
Brian Stewart
Academic Dean
Pima Community College