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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.

MARCH 29, 2017
Degrees Lead on Wages

Associate degrees lead to far greater increases in earnings than certificates, writes Inside Higher Ed in this story about CAPSEE's new report synthesizing the center's studies on returns to degrees from around the country.

MARCH 28, 2017
The Financial Value of a College Degree

Community College Daily writes about CAPSEE's new reports synthesizing data from eight states on the returns to community college degrees and certificates.

MARCH 28, 2017
At College, a Guided Path on Which to Find Oneself

This New York Times story lays out some of the key components of the guided pathways approach to community college reform, quoting Thomas Bailey on students' need for predictability.

MARCH 27, 2017
Long Road for Regulatory Rollbacks

CCRC's Rebecca Natow, who wrote the book on higher ed rulemaking, discusses the complexity of the process in this story in Inside Higher Ed on efforts to overturn Obama-era rules.

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