More than 1,800 Community College Leaders and Reformers to Convene in Baltimore Next Week

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Silver Spring, MD (February 12, 2015) – The nation’s most comprehensive reform network for community college success and completion is convening next week in Baltimore for DREAM 2015 - Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute on Student Success. More than 1,800 influential practitioners, policy-makers, and thought-leaders from across the nation are attending this conference to discuss advances in teaching and learning, STEM education in community college, pathways that improve student completion, and data analytics and visualization, among other topics.

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  • Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States
  • Roberto Rodriguez, Education Advisor to the President of the United States
  • Stephen Few, Founder and Principal, Perceptual Edge
  • Sean Covey, Executive Vice President, Global Solutions & Partnerships, Education Practice Leader and Author
  • Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • College presidents, faculty, and staff from across the nation
What: DREAM 2015 - Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute on Student Success
When: Tuesday, February 17 – Friday, February 20, 2015
Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • February 17, 2015: National Leah Meyer Austin Award Winner Announced
  • February 18, 2015: PRESS for Completion Case Studies Released
  • February 18, 2015: Achieving the Dream Teaching and Learning Institute
  • February 19, 2015: Plenary: The College Promise
  • February 20, 2015: Jill Biden to discuss the Administration’s efforts to strengthen community colleges, and her experience helping students realize their dreams.


Achieving the Dream (ATD) leads a growing network of more than 300 community colleges committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity. ATD is making progress in closing equity gaps and accelerating student success through a unique change process that builds each college’s institutional capacities in seven essential areas. ATD, along with nearly 75 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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