Monday, June 22, 2015

MSG Awarded Contract for Supporting Student Success in Community Colleges

Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) was awarded an U.S. Department of Education for Supporting Student Success through Adult Education and Remedial Reform in Community Colleges contract. MSG is tasked with validating best practices across the country in the adult education and community college systems that either alleviate the need for remedial education or that move students quicker and more successfully through those programs. Most students who enter college needing remedial education do not persist and take up to 8 years to obtain a degree. This hurts the economic status of our country and costs higher education systems an unreasonable amount of money. MSG will not only help to identify a... read full article

Monday, June 08, 2015

MSG to Support ED OCTAE’s Adult Education and Community College Reform

MSG is working with ED's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) to identify promising examples of adult education and developmental education alignment at community colleges. MSG developed evidence-based assessment rubrics for four program models. The project brought together community college leaders to provide feedback on MSG's proposed products. MSG will also develop videos and accompanying discussion guides for community college audiences. MSG will participate in presenting on findings at various conferences, sharing lessons learned through webinars, and, engaging practitioners through LINCS Community of Practice.

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