Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell's California College Promise bill cleared the Assembly Committee on Higher Education on Tuesday, April 19, his office announced last week.
AB 2681 incentivizes community colleges and school districts to develop pathways to better ensure students’ college preparedness as well as increased college graduation rates, according to the release.
“The Long Beach College Promise is proof that when schools and colleges work together, higher education graduation rates improve,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell, Chair of the Assembly Education Committee in a statement. “The California College Promise ensures districts across the state have the necessary tools to create similar pathways and increase college success.”
The bill will facilitate partnerships between community colleges and school districts to create more college preparatory courses for high school students and also waive remediation classes for some students, therefore shortening their time to completion.
The bill will now move on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, according to the release.