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Letter From the Director: COVID Funding for Community Colleges

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The next COVID-19 federal relief bill should more fairly distribute aid to community colleges, which educate a significant number of students belonging to communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Want Anti-Racist Policy to Work on Today? Adequately and Equitably Fund Community Colleges

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Budgets signal who and what a society values. To that end, anti-racist higher education policies should begin with allocating greater financial resources to community colleges.

More Clues from the Great Recession: How Will COVID-19 Affect Community College Funding?

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In the latest installment of our COVID-19 blog series, Davis Jenkins, John Fink, and Thomas Brock use Great Recession-era data as a potential blueprint for how community college funding may shift moving forward.

Why Martha Kanter Says Free College Is About More Than Money

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In a February talk at Teachers College, the executive director of the College Promise Campaign and the former under secretary of education explained why free college programs must be sustainable, nonpartisan, and evidence-based.

Fixes for Short-Term Pell

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In this essay for Inside Higher Ed, CCRC Research Affiliate James Jacobs describes three potential unintended consequences of allowing students to apply Pell funds to short-term training programs.