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Jobs for the Future

Jobs for the Future (JFF) develops, implements and promotes education and workforce strategies that improve the pathways from high school to college and careers. JFF is a key player in Achieving the Dream’s Developmental Education Initiative, which aims to scale successful remedial education programs in community colleges nationwide.

Informing Change was commissioned by JFF to research effective state and institutional policies related to developmental education in Florida’s community colleges. Informing Change developed case studies of three high-performing community colleges and produced an overarching brief on the interaction of practice and policy to improve community college success in Florida. The goal of this applied research project was to understand how states can promote effective education policies and practices that improve the success rates of college students who begin their coursework in developmental education.