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CCRC in the News

NOVEMBER 19, 2015
College Week

Shanna Smith Jaggars appeared on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick on SiriusXM Satellite Radio as part of its “College Week” programming and talked with the host about the experience and effectiveness of a community college education.

NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Technology Is Not Enough

In an essay for Inside Higher Ed, Serena Klempin writes about CCRC's research findings on the implementation of advising technologies at community colleges, and the important roles that both senior and midlevel project leaders have to play in transformative change.

NOVEMBER 01, 2015
One State's Big Shift Away From Remedial Courses Leaves Questions for Colleges Everywhere

In a Chronicle of Higher Education article on Tennessee's decision to implement a corequisite model of developmental education, Thomas Bailey comments on the need for large-scale change, but notes that not all students who enter community college may be ready for college-level courses.

OCTOBER 28, 2015
Playing Catch Up: Is Developmental Education Hurting Community College Students?

On WGBH radio, Shanna Smith Jaggars discusses why outcomes for traditional, multi-semester sequences of developmental education are often poor, and whether corequisite models of developmental education help more students complete entry-level college courses.

OCTOBER 28, 2015
Graduates of 4-Year Universities Flock to Community Colleges for Job Skill

Davis Jenkins comments on community colleges' responsiveness to local labor markets in the U.S. News and World Report.

OCTOBER 27, 2015
Working Stiff: Community College Students Struggle to Balance Jobs and School

Shanna Smith Jaggars appears on WGBH radio to discuss the challenges many community college students encounter in balancing a heavy workload and a school load.

OCTOBER 23, 2015
Want to Increase Student Success? Redesign Community Colleges

Shanna Smith Jaggars was interviewed on WNYC's The Takeaway about the importance of making community colleges work for more of their students.

OCTOBER 12, 2015
Redesigning America's Community Colleges [Video]

In a video for Faculti, Shanna Smith Jaggars talks about the challenges faced by community college students and how institutions can be redesigned to better support them. (Sign-in required.)

OCTOBER 07, 2015
I-Team: Schools Look at New Placement Techniques After Study Says Tests Fail

On NBC News, Thomas Bailey talks about the shortcomings of the traditional methods used to place incoming community college students into developmental education courses.

OCTOBER 04, 2015
Obama's Tuition-Free Community College Plan Stalled in Congress

In the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Davis Jenkins comments that while lawmakers are offering resistance to President Obama's free community college plan, the proposal is already having a positive effect by drawing attention to the importance of making community college affordable to all students.

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