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CCRC in the News

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Researchers Building a Better Way of Placing Students in Community College

A July guide from CCRC and the social policy research organization MDRC provides recommendations for colleges interested in implementing multiple measures assessment systems. Read more about the report in this Campus Technology story.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

CUNY Start Program Gives Remedial Students a Low-Cost Boost

This Campus Technology story explores insights from CCRC’s July report on the effects of CUNY Start, the City University of New York’s innovative developmental education program.

AUGUST 27, 2018

Dual Enrollment Is Increasing College-Going Behavior, but Only for Some Students

CCRC Senior Research Scientist Elisabeth Barnett spoke to Education Dive about the current state of dual enrollment. She explained why the programs have resonated with students and how institutions can make them more meaningful to diverse learners.

AUGUST 16, 2018

CUNY Start Program Excels for College-Level Courses

CUNY leaders told the Amsterdam News they are excited about the promising findings included in CCRC’s July report on the CUNY Start program. The pre-matriculation curriculum consolidates developmental education into a single, intense semester.

AUGUST 23, 2018

The Attention Problem

Written in response to a CCRC blog post, this Inside Higher Ed essay dives into a fundamental challenge facing community college reformers: a lack of thoughtful attention from on-campus practitioners.

AUGUST 16, 2018

There's More to Student Advising Tech than Implementation

This Campus Technology piece summarizes the key findings from CCRC’s latest report on technology-based advising reforms. The July 2018 paper, completed in conjunction with MDRC, describes the comprehensive, redesigned student support initiatives at three colleges.

AUGUST 14, 2018

Community Colleges Try New ‘Pathway’ to Student Success

This piece from EdSource takes stock of California’s efforts to implement guided pathways across more than 100 community colleges. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins weighs in on the Golden State’s progress and considers the scalability of the model moving forward.  

AUGUST 10, 2018

CUNY’s Intensive Remedial Ed Semester Showing Success

An Inside Higher Ed story details the preliminary findings of an evaluation of CUNY Start, an intense developmental education initiative that CCRC is studying in conjunction with CUNY and the researcher organization MDRC. Students who participated in CUNY Start made educational gains that outpaced their peers in other developmental courses, the report found.

AUGUST 06, 2018

College Readiness Courses and Work-Force Development

Elisabeth Barnett, Jennifer Zinth, and John Squires write in Inside Higher Ed about ways high schools can use college courses and readiness courses in an integrated approach to helping students graduate with the knowledge and skills required for success in college.

JULY 19, 2018

A New 2-Year College in Chicago

In an Inside Higher Ed article about a new private two-year college geared toward serving Latino immigrants, Davis Jenkins comments on the importance of wraparound supports for student success, along with challenges the college's nonprofit founders might encounter.