Higher Education
Stepping Up for Community Colleges: Building on the Momentum to Improve Student Success in Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, March 2013 
Efforts to improve outcomes for Massachusetts community college students have accelerated dramatically in recent years. An intensified sense of urgency has united the Governor, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, the Legislature, community college leaders, major employers and a number of other stakeholders. Institutions and state agencies have responded with significant innovation and reform. The student success and college completion agenda has begun to get traction as a way to address the pressing needs of both underprepared students and the state’s employers and communities.