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The Mixed Methods Blog

CCRC's Mixed Methods blog shares perspectives from our researchers, highlights from recent studies, and other news about CCRC.

Looking Ahead at the Next Questions About Guided Pathways Reforms

Looking Ahead at the Next Questions About Guided Pathways Reforms

Guided pathways reforms are now far enough along in a growing number of colleges that researchers can begin to examine more deeply their effects on student outcomes, as well as the institutional practices that best support these reforms. Davis Jenkins lays out the next set of questions for researchers as they seek to build the evidence base around guided pathways.

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2018 Innovations Conference Showcases CCRC Research

2018 Innovations Conference Showcases CCRC Research

The League’s Innovations Conference in National Harbor, MD, which ran from March 18–21, gave our researchers a chance to update community college faculty and staff on several projects CCRC has been working on, and to explain interim findings that might give some answers to the common problems colleges face.

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Thomas Bailey, Founding Director of CCRC, Named Next President of Teachers College, Columbia University

Thomas Bailey, Founding Director of CCRC, Named Next President of Teachers College, Columbia University

Thomas Bailey, the director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) since its founding in 1996, has been named the next president of Teachers College, where he has been an economics of education professor since 1990.

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Equity and Guided Pathways: Which Practices Help, Which Hurt, and What We Don’t Know

Equity and Guided Pathways: Which Practices Help, Which Hurt, and What We Don’t Know

In the director's column for CCRC's 2018 newsletter, Thomas Bailey discusses issues colleges should attend to as they implement guided pathways in order to ensure that these reforms help close equity gaps.

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To Get a True Picture of Student Loan Defaults, Break Down the Numbers

To Get a True Picture of Student Loan Defaults, Break Down the Numbers

In this video, Judith Scott-Clayton discusses new data from the U.S. Department of Education showing widely different impacts of student debt on different students. The new data allow researchers to track students for 12 years after entering college for one group and 20 years for another, giving a much more complete picture of debt and default in the longer term than was possible before.

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