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APRIL 25, 2017
Can ‘Guided Pathways’ Keep Students From Being Overwhelmed by Choice?

​The Chronicle of Higher Education writes about colleges implementing guided pathways, citing a CCRC report on the AACC Pathways Project and the book Redesigning America's Community Colleges.​

APRIL 22, 2017
Nevada Students Find Themselves in a State of Remediation

​Nikki Edgecombe discusses problems with remedial assessment and the misalignment between K-12 and higher education standards in this story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.​

APRIL 20, 2017
Study Suggests Attending College Full Time Is Better

Davis Jenkins is quoted in this story on the public radio program Marketplace on a new study indicating that even one semester of full-time attendance helps more students graduate.

APRIL 19, 2017
'Going All In'

Community College Daily reports on the new CCRC report on the progress colleges have made implementing guided pathways in the first year of the AACC Pathways Project.

APRIL 13, 2017
Report: Associate’s Degree Worth $6K in Additional Pay

​Diverse: Issues in Higher Education writes about CAPSEE's new report synthesizing the results of studies in eight states on the returns to associate degrees and certificates.​

APRIL 12, 2017
Cuomo's Tuition-Free College Plan Could Turn Into a Lottery if Funding Falls Short

Gothamist highlights the possibility that New York's new Excelsior scholarship, which is billed as a free tuition program, could be turned into a lottery if funding falls short. The story quotes Melinda Mechur Karp on her concern that some students could be left out of the program.

APRIL 11, 2017
R.I.’s 3 Public Colleges Try New Ways to Help Struggling Students Catch Up

​Rhode Island colleges are tackling the issue of remediation in an effort to improve students' chance of graduating​. In this story in the Providence Journal, Nikki Edgecombe discusses some of the challenges around developmental education.

APRIL 07, 2017
Everybody in Washington Agrees That This Is a Problem. So Why Won't They Fix It?

In this Money magazine story on FAFSA simplification, Judith Scott-Clayton argues that only a few questions are needed to determine a student's contribution to college costs.

APRIL 05, 2017
Same Course, Different Outcomes: The Mysterious Case of Computerized Developmental Math in Tennessee

​Maggie Fay writes about her research on why high school students in Tennessee did better than college students in the same computerized developmental math course in this post for the Transforming Higher Ed blog on Educause.

APRIL 02, 2017
California 'Student Success' Initiative Slow to Increase Community College Completion Rates

EdSource writes about the 2012 Student Success Act in California and whether reforms have been comprehensive enough to make an impact on student graduation rates. Davis Jenkins argues that the colleges need to implement more systematic guided pathways reforms to "move the needle" on completion rates.

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