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NWTC remains "Leader College" from Achieving the Dream for improving student outcomes

Kara Leiterman

Monday March 18, 2019
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) has been recertified as a “Leader College”— a national designation awarded to community Colleges from that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps.  
 
The designation from Achieving the Dream, a national reform organization for student success, for achieving and sustaining significant improvements in student outcomes.
 
Dr Karen Stout, President and CEO of Achieving the Dream noted NWTC has “illustrated [a} commitment to student success by meeting more challenging metrics.”
 
She added, “your commitment to student success is commendable, and we are pleased to see some growth in your overall outcomes and strides being made to close the equity gap.”
 
“Making sure our students master their courses, stay in College and earn a credential is at the heart of everything we do at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College,” said NWTC President Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn.
 
Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges are eligible to compete for all grant-funded learning initiatives and are encouraged to provide leadership and support to other colleges in the ATD national Network, disseminate lessons learned, support state and national efforts to advance the student success agenda, and continue to improve student outcomes.
 
Achieving the Dream leads a growing network of more than 220 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 academic achievement 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 41 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students.
 
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