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The Mixed Methods Blog
The Mixed Methods Blog

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

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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.

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.

When Discussing Apprenticeships, Keep in Mind the Big Picture

When Discussing Apprenticeships, Keep in Mind the Big Picture

In this essay, James Jacobs outlines a view of apprenticeships where work-based learning promotes and reinforces student success more broadly.

High School-to-College Transition Courses on the Rise

High School-to-College Transition Courses on the Rise

What are transition courses, and why are they growing in popularity? What do we know about their effectiveness? This blog post shares findings from a CCRC scan of transition courses.

Financial Aid Simplification: Why It Matters and Which Aspects Matter Most

Financial Aid Simplification: Why It Matters and Which Aspects Matter Most

This blog post was adapted from written testimony submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on November 28, 2017, for a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act and simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).