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CCRC in the News

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.

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