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OCTOBER 01, 2015
Book Review: Redesigning America's Community Colleges

Jim Palmer reviews Redesigning America's Community Colleges in the Community College Review. Subscription may be required to view article.

OCTOBER 01, 2015
Offering Too Many Choices Can Hurt Community Colleges and Their Students

Washington Post column discusses how a loosely structured community college experience with an overabundance of choices leads to low student graduation rates, drawing on research by Judith Scott-Clayton and CCRC's recent book by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Talking Points: Decision Dilemmas

In a column for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's CURRENTS, Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins describe the four cornerstones of the guided pathways reform model at community colleges based on their book Redesigning America's Community Colleges.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
What Kind of Tuition-Free College Education?

In Community College Week, League for Innovation President Emeritus Terry O'Banion argues that major reforms should be made at community colleges before the implementation of a national tuition-free community college system, citing evidence from Redesigning America's Community Colleges.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Paving the Path to College Completion

In University Business, Davis Jenkins discusses how community colleges can guide students into coherent program pathways that lead to careers.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

In Inside Higher Ed, Davis Jenkins discusses Rhode Island College's new meta-majors program, which allows students who are undecided on a major to choose a broad area of interest to explore instead of remaining undeclared.

SEPTEMBER 08, 2015
An Online Degree Might Be Great for Venus Williams, but What About for You?

Venus Williams recently completed a bachelor's degree online, but as MarketWatch points out, citing CCRC research, students who take online courses are more likely to withdraw and have lower grades.

AUGUST 25, 2015
BCC Remakes Itself With New Name, Campus Closure

Davis Jenkins is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on Burlington County College's restructuring, which includes a partnership with Rowan University to guarantee admission to qualified community college graduates.

AUGUST 22, 2015
State Funding Pushes Up College Standards

Kevin Dougherty comments in the Dayton Daily News on the possibility that low-income students will be put at a disadvantage by Ohio's new performance funding system, which rewards colleges based on student outcomes.

AUGUST 20, 2015
First Year, First Generation: Consider the Placement Test

Judith Scott-Clayton spoke with WHYY-FM about the surprise many students receive when they are assigned to remediation based on college placement tests, and the consequences of misassignment to remediation.

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