Community College Research Center

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CCRC to Lead Research Network on Pandemic Recovery in Community Colleges

In response to the critical need to combat community college enrollment drops and learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute of Education Sciences has named CCRC to lead a network of research teams studying promising recovery strategies.

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Five Principles for Reforming Developmental Education: A Review of the Evidence

In a review of impact and implementation studies from the past ten years, this CAPR report summarizes what is known about how innovations to developmental education can improve student outcomes, and it draws out five principles that are key for reform.

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Funding Guided Pathways Reforms at Small Colleges: Three Ohio Community Colleges Show How to Do It
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Unlocking Opportunity: Rethinking Community College Programs to Ensure Equitable Post-Graduation Success

The Aspen Institute and CCRC are launching Unlocking Opportunity: The Post-Graduation Success and Equity Network, a project to accelerate the next phase of reform at 10 community colleges.

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Opening the Dual Enrollment Door Wider for English Learners
Opening the Dual Enrollment Door Wider for English Learners

Anne Arundel Community College and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are launching a summer bridge program for rising high school seniors designated as English learners.

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Five Principles for Reforming Developmental Education: A Review of the Evidence

Five Principles for Reforming Developmental Education: A Review of the Evidence

October 2022

Susan Bickerstaff, Katie Beal, Julia Raufman, Erika B. Lewy, & Austin Slaughter

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CCRC studies community colleges because they provide critical access to postsecondary education and are uniquely positioned to promote equity and social mobility in the United States. Our mission is to conduct research that helps these institutions strengthen opportunities and improve outcomes for their students, particularly those from underserved populations.

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