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CCRC in the News

JUNE 23, 2015
More States Grade Public Colleges on Performance

A CNBC blog post looks at the growing trend among states of awarding funds to public colleges based partially on performance measures, citing CCRC research on performance funding and its unintended consequences.

JUNE 18, 2015
Where Dreams Come True

Politico Magazine provides a detailed look at DirectConnect to UCF, a program designed to help students at four Florida state colleges make a seamless transition to the University of Central Florida; Davis Jenkins calls it "a very important model for the country."

JUNE 18, 2015
Finding a New Compass

Inside Higher Ed reports on ACT's decision to phase out its COMPASS placement test. CCRC's Judith Scott-Clayton, who authored two influential studies on the predictive limitations of commonly used college placement tests, describes it as "a brave decision."

JUNE 18, 2015
Does a High School Diploma Mean "College-Ready" for Students?

At a recent New America event on college readiness, Elisabeth Barnett discussed issues of alignment between high schools and colleges, and how the senior year of high school could be used to better prepare students for the demands of college.

JUNE 10, 2015
Are Remedial Courses Actually Hurting Community College Students?

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Jay Mathews considers whether remedial courses in community colleges may be counterproductive, citing research by CCRC.

JUNE 10, 2015
Prepare for Stiff Competition to Get an Associate Degree in Nursing

In the U.S. News and World ReportShanna Smith Jaggars comments on the high selectivity of nursing programs at community colleges, which have a set of prerequisites students must complete and a limited number of spots.

JUNE 03, 2015
The Work-Study Dilemma: Is the Money Worth the Time?

In Forbes, Veronica Minaya comments on the benefits and drawbacks of participating in work-study jobs in terms of students' academic and employment outcomes.

MAY 29, 2015
Smith Jaggars, Butin, and Saxberg: Panel Discussion on Online Learning

Shanna Smith Jaggars, along with other online learning experts, discussed what is best learned online and what types of students benefit most from online learning in an MIT xTalks panel. A video of the talk is available.

MAY 25, 2015
Two Glouco Schools Align to Make Road Map for Engineering Majors

Davis Jenkins is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on how a two-year and four-year college in New Jersey partnered to create a pathway to transfer and bachelor's degree attainment for engineering students.

MAY 21, 2015
Free Tuition Would Be Nice, but Is It What Community College Students Really Need?

Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews writes that living expenses and disorganized programs—not tuition—represent the biggest barriers to community college completion, citing CCRC's new book.

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