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LTCC's effort to educate younger students rewarded
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives last month awarded one of four California 2008 Networking Awards to Lake Tahoe Community College for educational and research projects.
Approximately 48,000 students in the class of 2006 failed to receive their high school diploma because they couldn't pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). The Legislature made block grants available through the California Community College Chancellor's Office to colleges wanting to serve these students. The Butte-Glenn and Lake Tahoe Community College districts applied. Finding they shared a common vision about how students should be served, they entered into a partnership, planting the seed that became "CAHSEE: Stepping into Your Future" initiative.
Butte-Glenn and LTCC and their partners devised a program to serve students via online classes. This helped reach students beyond the traditional classroom model.
Teachers, faculty, and staff from kindergarten through post-graduate education, public libraries, and nonprofit community technology centers have worked together to develop two hybrid courses that prepare students across the state for the exam.