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CCRC in the News

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.

AUGUST 16, 2015
41 Applicants in Running for Post of CCRI President

In the Providence JournalElisabeth Barnett discusses qualities to look for in a community college president.

AUGUST 13, 2015
Some Community Colleges Are Fixing Unfriendly Placement Policies

Washington Post column looks at how the Virginia Community College System redesigned its placement exams and developmental course sequences, citing research from CCRC on the reform's impact.

AUGUST 13, 2015
Consolidating City College Classes Worries Students, Faculty

Davis Jenkins comments on a Chicago Sun-Times article on City Colleges of Chicago's efforts to consolidate specialty programs at individual campuses, pointing out the need for colleges to make the most of limited resources.

AUGUST 08, 2015
College Placement Exam Comes Under New Scrutiny

Judith Scott-Clayton comments on the predictive value of entry exams used to place students into remedial courses in the Boston Globe.

AUGUST 04, 2015
Moving from "Change" to "Transformation"

In a blog post for Taskstream, Melinda Mechur Karp writes about why "colleges need to leverage technology to fundamentally redesign how they deliver services," and the types of changes in structures, processes, and attitudes that are involved in transformative change.

JULY 31, 2015
A Clearer Pathway to Student Success

In an interview with University Business, Thomas Bailey discusses some of the major issues facing community colleges today, and how the guided pathways approach described in Redesigning America's Community Colleges could help improve students' college experiences and outcomes.

JULY 31, 2015
Making Work-Study Work

Inside Higher Ed takes an in-depth look at findings from a recent CAPSEE study by Judith Scott-Clayton and Veronica Minaya on the effects of Federal Work-Study participation on students' academic and employment outcomes.

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