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"Redesigning America's Community Colleges" Receives Widespread Press Coverage

The book, authored by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins, argues that to improve transfer and completion rates, community colleges must fundamentally rethink how they operate.

CCRC in the News
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.

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