The Advocate

Per Ankh boosts rate of success

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2017

The Per Ankh academy, since its inception two years ago at Contra Costa College, has made tremendous strides toward meeting its goal of improving success rates of African-American students who struggle to pass English 1A and English...

Former student trustee replaces Nejedly

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

December 7, 2016

Former district student trustee Gary Walker-Roberts was appointed to represent Ward IV until 2018 in lieu of former trustee John Nejedly’s unexpected death on Oct. 12, district Communications and Relations Director Tim Leong s...

Department offers advanced courses

By Karla Juarez, Advocate Staff

December 7, 2016

The English as a second language (ESL) department prepares its students for regular English courses by offering advanced grammar and writing classes. Students that learn a second language go through a process to reach English pro...

Academy targets low success rates

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

October 21, 2016

The Per Ankh Academy continues its efforts to address the low success rate of African-American students in English classes while raising cultural awareness as the program enters its second transfer learning community for the 201...

Platform improves digital exchange

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2016

Online classes are providing students with advanced study options. Contra Costa College currently offers 68 online and hybrid courses to help students achieve their educational goals as quickly as possible. “I advocate for onlin...

Inadequate system obstructs progress

By Marci Suela, Art Director

March 16, 2016

When marine biology major Musa Khan arrived at Contra Costa College in 2011, he was assessed into an English 1A course, but placed elsewhere after meeting with his counselor. Despite his familiarity with English concepts, a counselor co...

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