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Is Remedial Math Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

A stunning drop in remedial math enrollments at community colleges across the country makes clear that a set of reforms designed to eliminate arbitrary barriers to student success are having … More

A Quiet Revolt Reshaping the Pathway to College

Check out our founder, Pamela Burdman’s article in EdSource about a new data science course being offered to high school students in Los Angeles and several other districts. While engaging … More

Podcast: This Week in California Education

In this episode of “This Week in California Education,” EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald interview Pamela Burdman. They discuss CSU’s plan to reduce barriers to graduation … More

Cal State to End Placement Exams

Inside Higher Ed’s Ashley Smith, speaks with Pam about Cal State’s plan to eliminate placement exams as part of its Graduation Initiative 2025 – and explores the genesis and potential impact of the new policy.

Getting Rid of Placement Exams

In this article, Mikhail Zinshteyn quotes Pamela Burdman discussing the high-stakes nature of placement exams and the tens of thousands of California community college students that were being placed into … More