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Video: How Community Colleges Spent Pandemic Relief Funds and What’s Next

2024-07-12T13:56:32+00:00July 12, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

In a June 26, 2024 webinar, researchers from the Community College Research Center and the Public Policy Institute of California discussed the findings and policy implications from two reports on how community colleges spent pandemic relief funds. A recording of the webinar is available in this blog post.

Are Labor Market Opportunities Diverting Potential Community College Students? Lessons From Los Angeles County

2024-07-09T20:46:25+00:00July 9, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

What is driving the recent decline in community college enrollment? Many explanations have been posited, from improving job opportunities, to a decreasing payoff from getting a degree, to a shrinking working-age population. To gain clarity, researchers took a deep dive into the labor market in Los Angeles County to explore these trends on a local level.

Examining Losses and Recoveries in Community College Enrollment: Lessons From the Los Angeles Community College District

2024-07-09T20:47:04+00:00July 9, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

A clear understanding of community college enrollment losses is critical for driving institutional responses. What, then, is causing the enrollment decline—and will it continue? This blog post looks to Los Angeles Community College District's experiences for answers.

Qualifying for Public Food Benefits Is More Complicated for College Students. The EATS Act Would Make It Easier.

2024-06-20T19:05:00+00:00June 20, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

California has put significant effort into connecting food-insecure college students to CalFresh (known nationally as SNAP) benefits. To support these efforts, the California Policy Lab partnered with state agencies and higher education systems to generate the first estimates of CalFresh participation and eligibility rates for California students.

Video: ARCC Network Webinar Explores Student and Faculty Success in Distance Education

2024-05-16T20:06:17+00:00May 16, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

In May, researchers from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University and the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California hosted a webinar sharing findings from an ongoing study being conducted in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). 

Early Alerts: How Two California Colleges Are Using Relief Funds to Keep Students Enrolled

2024-05-16T15:40:56+00:00May 15, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Copper Mountain College and Cabrillo College in California are using pandemic relief funding to promote student success through early alert systems, which connects students to campus counselors. Whereas similar systems in the past were often under resourced, relief funding has given these colleges the capacity to support larger numbers of students with a broader set of resources.

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