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CCRC in the News

JULY 22, 2016
How to Make Free Community College Work for You

In this article in Consumer Reports, John Fink discusses issues around college affordability and the need to streamline the process of transferring to a four-year school.

JULY 21, 2016
Is Transferring to Two-Year Colleges a Good Option for Struggling Four-Year Students?

In an article for The EvoLLLution, Vivian Liu writes about her recent CAPSEE study on struggling students who transfer from four- to two-year colleges.

JULY 20, 2016
Moving Beyond the Placement Test: Multiple Measures Assessment

In this webinar, Elisabeth Barnett of CCRC and Rashida Welbeck of MDRC talk about their research into using multiple measures to place college students into developmental or college-level classes in math and English.

JULY 20, 2016
Summer Programs Help First-Gen. College Goers Brave the Leap

Elisabeth Barnett talks about the role of college summer programs in developing the skills of high school students in this article in Education Week.

JULY 19, 2016
Myth Busters: 15 to Finish and Today's Students

Hana Lahr presents CCRC's paper on the value of early momentum in college at Complete College America's 2016 Summer Policy Institute.

JULY 18, 2016
Lessons Learned About Guided Pathways

In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, CCRC's Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins respond to an essay from Mike Rose about their book Redesigning America's Community Colleges. They discuss the difficulties in implementing guided pathways for institutions and in carrying out the reforms in a way that reaches the students who have the hardest time accessing education.

JULY 18, 2016
At Community Colleges, Parents Want Orientation, Too

Elisabeth Barnett speaks to The Philadelphia Inquirer about parent orientations at community colleges as a potential way to help students and boost completion rates.

JULY 13, 2016
Belonging and Believing: Transforming Remedial Math at Community Colleges

CCRC Director Thomas Bailey talks about the costs of remedial education to students in this post about math pathways on KQED's MindShift blog.

JULY 05, 2016
'Passport' for Transfer

Davis Jenkins discusses a new interstate college transfer network in this story in Inside Higher Ed.

JULY 04, 2016
For Students Taking Online Courses, a Completion Paradox

In a story in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Shanna Smith Jaggars discusses some of the possible reasons online courses help boost graduation rates even though students do worse in the courses.

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