This morning undersecretary of education, Dr. Martha Kanter, gave the keynote address at the 4th annual Accelerated Learning conference put on by the Community College Baltimore County. Dr. Kanter spoke to the importance of college education for all students and the crucial role of accelerated curriculum for improving success and completion rates and closing achievement gaps. She is clearly supportive of the accelerated courses in math and English at CCSF and around California and the rest of the country.
Faculty and other educators from around the country — I’ve met people from two- and four-year institutions in New Mexico, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Connecticut, Florida, and more — are attending the conference. There’s also a strong contingent from the California Acceleration Project. The breadth and quantity of innovations, some well-established (five years or more) and others very new (just one semester’s pilot completed), in both math and English is encouraging and impressive. Check out the schedule of workshops by clicking here.