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CCRC in the News

APRIL 06, 2020

Stripped of Graduation and End-of-Year Rituals, New Generation of College Seniors Instead Face Dismal Job Market

The coronavirus has upended the economy and shattered the job market, leaving graduating college students anxious about beginning their careers. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins spoke to the Hechinger Report about how community college students in particular will be disadvantaged by these circumstances.

APRIL 03, 2020

As Times and Students Change, Can Faculty Change, Too?

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins spoke to Inside Higher Ed for this piece on how faculty need to shift their practice and perspective to account for changing student demographics. 

MARCH 31, 2020

College Degrees and What They're Worth

In this Philadelphia Inquirer story, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Jordan Matsudaira explains why students benefit when institutions make public data about post-degree job prospects and projected salaries.

MARCH 26, 2020

Four Concerns—and One Cause for Hope—as Coronavirus Closes Community Colleges

In this EdSurge story, CCRC Director Thomas Brock outlines challenges that community colleges must confront in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, including disruptions to student progress and dwindling resources.

MARCH 16, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Forcing Many Colleges to Go Online Only. But Will It Work for Everyone?

As the coronavirus spreads across the country, colleges must move instruction online. In this Seattle Times story, CCRC Research Affiliate Di Xu describes several strategies for making digital learning as meaningful as possible. 

MARCH 05, 2020

Rural Colleges More Nimble in Scaling Up Pathways

This Community College Daily story highlights the guided pathways work underway at several rural colleges across the country. CCRC Senior Research Associate Hana Lahr will present on the same topic at the AACC Annual Convention at the end of March.

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

Michael Bloomberg Unveils "Progressive" Higher Education Plan

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins spoke to the Hechinger Report about Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recently released education plan. The proposal, which Jenkins referred to as "more progressive than many of the candidates in the race," calls for free community college and an increase in Pell grants, among other provisions. 

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Making Headway on ESL

CCRC's Jessica Braithwaite and Julia Raufman met with several community college academic vice presidents to describe the center's findings on English language learners. This Inside Higher Ed piece details how doing so helped push the conversation forward.

JANUARY 22, 2020

Fixes for Short-Term Pell

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

JANUARY 21, 2020

Post-Secondary Funding Changes

CCRC Research Affiliate Kevin Dougherty spoke to CBC radio about performance funding for higher education in Alberta, Canada. Based on his research, Dougherty described some of the benefits, disadvantages, and unintended impacts of such a model.