|FEBRUARY 17, 2015|
|The Promise and Failure of Community Colleges|
In a New York Times article that considers the feasibility of President Obama's vision for community colleges, CCRC Director Thomas Bailey remarks on the need to devote more resources to these underfunded institutions.
|FEBRUARY 16, 2015|
|How Many Already Attend Community College for Free?|
A Washington Monthly article citing CCRC's work considers why fewer than half of community college students currently attend college for free when two-thirds qualify for Pell Grants that would cover tuition, fees, and books.
|FEBRUARY 04, 2015|
|Would New Students Be Prepared for 'Free' Community College?|
In light of President Obama's proposal to offer free tuition at community colleges, Thomas Bailey comments on the need to improve outcomes for colleges' large numbers of remedial students.
|JANUARY 30, 2015|
|The True Cost of Community College|
Thomas Bailey appears on NPR to discuss President Obama's proposal to provide students with free community college tuition.
|JANUARY 28, 2015|
|What 'Free Community College' Means—And What It Could Cost|
Thomas Bailey joins other higher ed experts to discuss President Obama's proposed free community college program on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook.
|JANUARY 26, 2015|
|Free-Community College Proposals Seen as Opening Up Opportunities|
Davis Jenkins is quoted in a Newsday article on the president's plan to offer free community college tuition, remarking on the importance of ensuring students complete college with the knowledge and skills needed in the labor market.
|JANUARY 23, 2015|
|Where Free-Community-College Plans May Prosper: In the States|
In a Chronicle of Higher Education article on national and state-level plans to offer students free community college tuition, Thomas Bailey comments on the need to devote resources to improving completion rates.
|JANUARY 22, 2015|
|Panel Looks at Obama's Plan for Free Community College|
On NY1's Inside City Hall, CCRC Director Thomas Bailey discusses President Obama's free community college proposal in a panel with Gail Mellow, president of CUNY's LaGuardia Community College, and Ginia Bellafante, columnist and reporter for The New York Times.
|JANUARY 22, 2015|
|Four Important Considerations Regarding the Free Community College Proposal|
On the Hamilton Project's blog, Judith Scott-Clayton and Sandy Baum share their reactions to President Obama's free tuition proposal.
|JANUARY 21, 2015|
|NC Community Colleges Sharpen Focus on Graduating More Students|
In the News and Observer (NC), Davis Jenkins discusses North Carolina's efforts to improve graduation rates by strengthening program pathways and improving student tracking systems.