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NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Free Summer Courses and Completion

Davis Jenkins argues community colleges should offer students compressed, coherent, predictable ways to take as many courses as possible to maintain momentum toward a degree in this Inside Higher Ed story about Alamo Colleges' plan to offer free summer classes to some students.

NOVEMBER 08, 2016
Community Colleges as Pathways to Baccalaureate Attainment: Benefits, Obstacles, and Policy Implications

Di Xu writes in The EvoLLLution about her recent research with Shanna Smith Jaggars and Jeffrey Fletcher on obstacles in the way of community college students seeking to transfer and potential policy responses.

NOVEMBER 08, 2016
Shopping for Transfers

In an Inside Higher Ed story on a new company hoping to help students transfer, Davis Jenkins talks about the complications of transfer and the increasing competition for transfer students.

NOVEMBER 07, 2016
Out of Options, This School Got Uber to Pick Up Its Students

Melinda Mechur Karp talks about the challenges community college students face outside the classroom in this NPR story about North Shore Community College partnering with Uber to get students to class.

NOVEMBER 02, 2016
Focused on the Finish

The Journal of College Admission writes in its fall 2016 edition about Ramapo College of New Jersey's efforts to implement Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS), quoting Melinda Mechur Karp.

OCTOBER 24, 2016
The Racial Disparity of the Student-Loan Crisis

A story in The Atlantic discusses the important findings of a new study by CCRC's Judith Scott-Clayton on racial gaps in student debt and the limitations in the data that inhibit the search for explanations.

OCTOBER 24, 2016
Postsecondary Trending Now: Early Days for iPASS Research

A blog for Next Generation Learning Challenges says a new iPASS literature review is "essential reading for institutional research officers at campuses that are considering embarking on an iPASS program."

OCTOBER 24, 2016
Student Debt May Be Contributing to Racial Inequality

Bloomberg looks at Judith Scott-Clayton's new research into racial gaps in student loan debt and questions whether debt pays off for Black students.

OCTOBER 21, 2016
Growing Racial Disparities in Student Debt

Graduate enrollment is a worthwhile investment but comes with more financial risk for Black students, writes Inside Higher Ed in a story about new research by Judith Scott-Clayton.

OCTOBER 21, 2016
Black College Students Graduate With More Debt Than White Peers—and Then the Gap Triples

Mic writes about Judith Scott-Clayton's new research into large Black/White gaps in student loan debt, which was published by Brookings.

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