Achieving the Dream hosts several learning events throughout the year to accelerate student success nationwide. The events convene influential policy-makers, thought-leaders, and practitioners; unveil cutting-edge research; and create opportunities for deeper learning and sharper practices.
- DREAM - The Achieving the Dream Annual Meeting on Student Success
DREAM is the annual convening of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network – the nation’s most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history. This flagship event brings together more than 1,500 influential policy-makers, investors, thought-leaders, and practitioners from over 200 colleges from 34 states and the District of Columbia, who are dedicated to addressing one of our nation’s most urgent challenges: helping more community college students succeed. DREAM, which stands for Data, Reform, Equity, Achievement, Movement, provides participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of evidence-based policies and practices that close achievement gaps and increase student success all while broadening their influence in the national student success movement.
- DREAM 2014 - dates and location have been announced!
- See what happened at DREAM 2013
- See what happened at DREAM 2012
- View the videos from the 2011 Strategy Institute
- Download handouts from the 2011 Strategy Institute
- View the photos from the 2011 Strategy Institute
- The Achieving the Dream and Developmental Education Initiative State Policy Meeting
The State Policy Meeting is a powerful biannual convening that features the leaders from the 15 Achieving the Dream State Policy Teams. These influential policy-makers and administrators are dedicated to increasing student success through strategic policy changes, such as removing policy barriers, establishing incentive and rewards, and spurring and growing effective practice and policy. Attendees have the opportunity to work with higher education thought-leaders and make connections with other national completion efforts. This meeting, hosted in partnership with JFF, happens in February and in July.
- The Achieving the Dream Kickoff Institute
Every year, Achieving the Dream selects new colleges into the Achieving the Dream Network. The Kickoff Institute is Achieving the Dream's annual event to orient this new cohort of colleges to Achieving the Dream. Throughout the week, this cohort is introduced to investors, partners, coaches, and consultants; oriented to their responsibilities in Achieving the Dream; and begin the work to build a learning community, analyze the data, identifying inequities, address critical tasks, and provide pertinent information and resources.
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