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CCRC in the News

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Study Reports Tennessee Community Colleges Ahead In Guided Pathway Reforms

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins discusses why Tennessee “has received much-deserved attention” for its work implementing guided pathways in this story from the Chattanoogan.  

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Summer Gains in Alamo

The Alamo Colleges District in Texas offers scholarships for summer courses to certain students enrolled in its five community colleges. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins spoke to Inside Higher Ed about the program’s promising start and where it could expand moving forward.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Report: Guided Pathways Are Working in Tennessee’s Community Colleges

This Diverse Issues in Education piece provides a rundown of CCRC’s latest findings on guided pathways implementation in Tennessee. As detailed in the report, researchers found promising trends in first-year momentum among entering students.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

One-third of Community College Students in Remedial Courses Don't Need Them

This Education Dive story touches on CCRC’s research related to multiple measures assessment and contextualizes it within the broader landscape of remedial reform.

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.