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A CCRC blog post explores why some reforms prove successful in multiple contexts, while others do not.

Demography as Opportunity: Diversity as an Asset to Colleges and the Country

Community colleges can upend deficit orientations toward their students and make a meaningful case for resources by rethinking their approach to demographics, Nikki Edgecombe explains.

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The Robots Aren’t Coming: Paul Osterman on the Future of Work

Paul Osterman, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, discussed the intersection of labor and technology at a recent talk organized by CCRC.

Data Viz: Trends in College Credential Completion by Student Race/Ethnicity and Program of Study
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Latest Research Findings

Modernizing College Course Placement by Using Multiple Measures
March 2019
Modernizing College Course Placement by Using Multiple Measures

Written in conjunction with the Education Commission of the States, this brief provides an overview of multiple measures assessment and placement and describes how several states are implementing the approach.

Re-Envisioning College Readiness Reforms
March 2019
Re-Envisioning College Readiness Reforms

Using Florida as a case study, this Change Magazine article describes the complexities of implementing effective college readiness reforms and offers insights for policymakers looking to improve student success.

The Evolving Mission of Workforce Development in the Community College
March 2019
The Evolving Mission of Workforce Development in the Community College

This paper describes how community colleges became a major resource for the nation's workforce development requirements and discusses how this role continues to evolve to meet the needs of students, employers, and local communities. 

Performance Standards in Need-Based Student Aid
March 2019
Performance Standards in Need-Based Student Aid

Recently published in the Journal of Human Resources, this CAPSEE working paper examines the consequences of failing Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for community college entrants in one state.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

March 18, 2019

The fellowship will support Fay's dissertation research on how math remediation affects academic trajectories.

March 15, 2019

Drawing on lessons learned from CUNY ASAP, iPass, and faculty development cycles, this blog post explores why some reforms prove successful in multiple contexts, while others do not. 

March 08, 2019

Paul Osterman, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, discussed the future of work during a February 28 talk at Teachers College organized by CCRC.

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