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Document Number: 10841

Thinking Big: A Framework for States on Scaling Up Community College Innovation - In American social policy, it's easier to create small programs than to scale them up to help larger numbers of people, according to the authors of this report. They identify four phases of the process: planning, initiating, expanding, and sustaining. Most important is the need to think and work toward scale from the beginning. As innovation is scaled up, leaders must contend with the difference between the model and the realities of local adaptation. (Rose Asera et al, Jobs for the Future, July 2013)...

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