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CCRC in the News

JUNE 15, 2017
Tracking Transfer in Connecticut

In this Inside Higher Ed story on new requirements for Connecticut universities to report on transfer outcomes, Davis Jenkins discusses the benefits for students.

JUNE 15, 2017
For-Profit Colleges May Get Less Oversight Under Trump Administration

Thomas Bailey discusses the rollback of the gainful employment rule in this story for the public radio program Marketplace.

JUNE 08, 2017
The High Price of Not Completing College in Four Years

The Wall Street Journal reports on a CCRC study on the advantages of increasing momentum in college by taking 15 credits a semester, quoting Davis Jenkins. The story also discusses other ways colleges are trying to speed up graduation, including guided pathways reforms.

MAY 23, 2017
Trump’s Education Budget Takes Aim at the Working Class

​The Atlantic writes about education cuts in President Trump's proposed 2018 budget, quoting ​Judith Scott-Clayton on her research on the benefits of work-study programs. The budget would cut Federal Work-Study funding nearly in half.

MAY 22, 2017
Advocates of Free College Score Wins at the State Level

Davis Jenkins is quoted in this Politico story about how the free college movement is finding momentum in the States.

MAY 22, 2017
An Affordable Pathway to a Bachelor's Degree

​Inside Higher Ed writes about a CCRC paper by Clive Belfield, John Fink, and Davis Jenkins that examines whether it's still cheaper to start at a community college even with the loss of credits upon transfer and the lower chance of graduating.

MAY 21, 2017
When $7B in Remediation Falls Short: The Broken Promises Colleges Make to Students Who Need More Help

​This exploration of issues with developmental education by The 74 cites CCRC research into placement tests, student progression through developmental sequences, and the cost of remediation and quotes Thomas Bailey on the progress of reform.

MAY 17, 2017
Ed Bill Broadens Access to a Bachelor's

Thomas Bailey talks about how applied bachelor's degree programs can complement the mission of community colleges in this story in the Houston Chronicle on a bill to expand the programs in Texas.

MAY 14, 2017
​Community College May Be the Secret Sauce in Affordable Education

If you intend to transfer from a community college, take the most efficient path by choosing a major early and keeping in touch with transfer advisors at both the community college and your intended four-year school, says Davis Jenkins in this CNBC story.

MAY 12, 2017
Flip-Flop on Florida Colleges

Davis Jenkins argues in this story in Inside Higher Ed that funding cuts to developmental education in Florida threaten the progress that has been made.

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