$2 Million Grant for Sierra College Pilot Program
Rocklin, CA -- Sierra College has received a two-year, $2 million state grant to expand its highly successful partnership among regional high schools, community colleges and Sacramento State to ensure more students successfully transition to college and complete degrees and certificates in a timely manner.
The four community colleges in the Los Rios District - American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City - will join Sierra as part of the regional Basic Skills Pilot Partnership grant. Together, they will work alongside Sacramento State and the Sacramento County and Placer County offices of education to significantly reduce the number of high school students requiring further remediation after high school graduation.
The competitive grant, awarded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, is largely in response to the ongoing statewide need to improve college readiness. The expanded partnership will address this challenge with an added emphasis on mathematics, an area of concern for the region. At Sacramento State, for example, an average of 55 percent of incoming freshmen must take remedial math courses.
"We are very excited to be able to expand the program to our regional partners," said Sierra College President Willy Duncan. "Seventy percent of our incoming students require further remediation in math. Our senior math course for college-bound high school students has proven to be highly successful at reducing this number. This program will mean that students can reduce both the time and cost to complete their degree."
Los Rios Chancellor Brian King said his District is excited about the opportunity to join a regional consortium committed to student success: "This is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate, innovate and then motivate our students to progress more quickly along pathways to academic and professional achievement."
"We are very excited to partner with Sierra College and the Los Rios Community College District to improve the math skills of students in Placer County and the Sacramento region, and to reduce the number of students who have to take remedial classes before they can take classes for credit," said Sacramento State President, Robert S. Nelsen.
In all, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors awarded $10 million in grant funding for the Basic Skills Pilot Partnership grant. Five community college and CSU partnerships across the state will receive a portion of the funds. By fall 2018, the Sacramento regional partnership expects to serve upwards of 6,000 students a year.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesCampgrounds Open Along Middle Fork of American RiverAUBURN, Calif. - With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, the United States Forest Service has announced the opening of campgrounds at French Meadows and Hell Hole Reservoirs
Roseville Flash Crime Report (5.26.17)Roseville, CA- Summary digest of Roseville Police selected activity log covering the period of May 19- 26, 2017.
2017 Acura MDX: classy and versatileRoseville, CA- Now in its eighth year of production by Honda's luxury division, the 2017 Acura MDX is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that is appealing for a variety of reasons.
2017 PlacerArts Summer Concert SeriesAuburn, CA- The annual and free Auburn Summer Concert Series returns for another season beginning June 11, 2017
Affordable Housing Fee Workshops in Auburn and Kings BeachAUBURN, Calif. -- Placer County has scheduled two housing fee study workshops in June, one in Kings Beach and another in Auburn
USA Fastpitch Competition in South Placer County this JuneRocklin, CA --USA Fastpitch is coming to Roseville, Lincoln and Rocklin June 2-4 for three days of softball competition.
City of Roseville's $507 Million Proposed Operating BudgetRoseville, CA- The City of Roseville's proposed operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 is available for review
San Juan Water District Receives Excellence in Financial Reporting AwardGranite Bay, Calif. - The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the San Juan Water District
Sports Stars Join Rocklin Golf Fundraiser at Whitney OaksHall of Famer Willie Brown, Jim Plunkett, Daryle Lamonica, Charles Woodson, Phil Villapiano, Rod Martin and several more Oakland Raiders headline a dazzling field
Silversun Pickups Summer Tour with Third Eye BlindFollowing their upcoming BottleRock Napa Valley performance, this summer, Silversun Pickups will embark on a 30-date amphitheater tour opening for Third Eye Blind. The "Summer Gods" Tour celebrates Third Eye Blind's 20th anniversary
Garland Ranch Regional Park: Tranquility in Monterey CountyCarmel Valley, California - The "granddaddy" of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, Garland Ranch is a fine elder statesman of parks.
Roseville Firefighters Union Blast City's Proposed Staffing CutsRoseville, Calif. - With rising temperatures and fire season upon us, city leaders in Roseville have proposed drastic staffing cuts to the Roseville Fire Department
NEWS: In Case You Missed It