Understanding Competency-Based Education, Credit for Prior Learning, and Other Flexible Learning Approaches in California

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Postsecondary credential attainment is a primary path to economic and social mobility. However, more than 5.5 million Californian adults have some college but no degree and are no longer enrolled. For millions more who are juggling personal and work responsibilities, fitting college into an already hectic life seems impossible. More flexible postsecondary learning approaches would enable Californians—regardless of their prior education and current life circumstances—to participate in postsecondary learning, achieve marketable skills and credentials, and obtain family-sustaining careers. Click here to read the full report.

View an executive summary of the report.

View the full press release: Amid COVID-19 Disruptions, Leaders Look to New Ways to Meet Learners Where They Are

View the recording of our webinar introducing the California EDGE Coalition’s new report: https://youtu.be/tSOSPxZtHME

View the slides from our webinar introducing the California EDGE Coalition’s new report.

Did you miss our flexible learning approaches Twitter chats? It is not too late to join the conversation. Just click on the Twitter moment links below.

March 10, 2021 – Flexible Learning Approaches and Education
Featuring Marty Alvarado, California Community Colleges’ executive vice chancellor for educational services, and Linda Collins, founder and executive director of the Career Ladders Project and CA EDGE Coalition board president.

March 17, 2021 – Flexible Learning Approaches and Philanthropy
Featuring Marcy Drummond, strategic postsecondary education advisor, and Amanda DeLaRosa , strategy officer at Lumina Foundation.

March 22, 2021 – Flexible Learning Approaches and Policy
Featuring Lande Ajose, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s higher education policy advisor; Chris Nellum, interim executive director of Education Trust West; and Zima Creason, executive director of California Edge Coalition.

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