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Community College Research Center

Six current CCRC staff members earned either a master's or PhD this year. Graduate students are vital to the work we do.

Why a Flexible Education System Is Key to Prepare Students for the Future of Work

Automation will eliminate some jobs, but certain skills will remain uniquely human, Michelle Weise of the Strada Institute for the Future of Work told an audience at Teachers College in May.

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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American Honors: The Life and Death of a Public-Private Partnership
May 2019
American Honors: The Life and Death of a Public-Private Partnership

This paper traces the components of American Honors' socially conscious theory of change and its for-profit business model, and the tensions between the two. 

Mixed-Methods Research Through the Lens of a Funding Agency
April 2019
Mixed-Methods Research Through the Lens of a Funding Agency

In this Teachers College Record piece, CCRC Director Thomas Brock describes how mixed methods may be used in education research and offers advice to researchers seeking funding from IES for mixed methods studies.

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.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

May 16, 2019

Graduate students are essential to the work we do at CCRC. Congratulations to the six CCRC staff members who completed either a master's or a PhD this year. 

May 15, 2019

Automation will eliminate some jobs, but certain skills will remain uniquely human, Michelle Weise told an audience at Teachers College in May. 

April 25, 2019

Long uses graphics, colors, and design to improve the readability of our research while maintaining its technical accuracy.

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