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CCRC in the News

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.

JULY 18, 2018

Connecting Across the Community College and Ivy League Divide

An opinion piece in Inside Higher Ed cites CCRC as an example of efforts to bridge the divide between higher education sectors.

JULY 18, 2018

Lessons Learned About Dual Enrollment

In Inside Higher Ed, Matt Reed responds to Jennifer Zinth and Elisabeth Barnett's brief on expanding dual enrollment beyond high-achieving students, sharing lessons learned and challenges encountered in this type of effort.

JULY 17, 2018

Does Online Education Help Low-Income Students Succeed?

EdSurge considers what conditions might allow low-income students to succeed in online courses, citing CCRC research on student outcomes in online versus hybrid online/face-to-face courses.

JULY 12, 2018

Universities Share Tech-Enhanced Advising Strategies

Inside Higher Ed highlights CCRC and MDRC's new report on how three institutions are transforming their advising practices with the help of technology.

JULY 11, 2018

We Need More Behavioral Research at Community Colleges

CCRC's research is cited in a Psychology Today article on how behavioral science research at community colleges has the potential to help close equity gaps.

JUNE 22, 2018

Digging Deeper on Student Loan Default Rates

Inside Higher Ed writes about Judith Scott-Clayton's new analysis of student loan default data for the Brookings Institution, which showed that after controlling for measures such as income and parental wealth and support, there were still big gaps between the default rates of Black and White borrowers, and between students at for-profit and other colleges.