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CCRC in the News

JUNE 21, 2018

Community College Research Center Gets New Director

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education spoke with Thomas Brock about his upcoming transition to the role of CCRC director and the research he will contribute to at the center.

JUNE 21, 2018

City Colleges Sets "Extraordinary" Goal to Put Thousands of Graduates Into Apprenticeships, Internships

Davis Jenkins is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on the Chicago community college system's pledge to provide at least half of students who complete programs with work-based learning opportunities, calling it "an extraordinary and very important announcement."

JUNE 13, 2018

Brock to Leave Federal Research Agency for Community College Center

Education Week noted Thomas Brock's appointment as the next director of the Community College Research Center. The announcement was also picked up by Inside Higher Ed.

JUNE 08, 2018

Judith Scott-Clayton: Using Data to Shape Higher Education Policy

Judith Scott-Clayton is profiled in a video by the Gates Foundation for her influential research on the assessment and placement of community college students into developmental education.

JUNE 02, 2018

At Houston’s Top High Schools, a College Degree Is Part of the Package

In the Houston Chronicle, Elisabeth Barnett explains the factors that contribute to the strong outcomes of early college high schools, in which students earn an associate degree while working toward their high school diploma.

JUNE 01, 2018

With Tennessee Promise, Free Tuition Is Only Part of the Formula for Success

In The Seattle Times, Davis Jenkins points out the institutional changes that have helped the Tennessee Promise program a success, such as redesigning program pathways, strengthening advising, and offering corequisite remediation.

MAY 31, 2018

What 6 Colleges Learned About Improving Their Online Courses

CCRC's recent working paper on practitioners' perceptions of predictive analytics tools is highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

MAY 21, 2018

Translating Research Into Policy: Lessons From Simplifying Access to Financial Aid

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy describes how research by Susan Dynarski and Judith Scott-Clayton on the needless complexity of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid has influenced policy, and how making financial aid application simpler can improve student outcomes.

MAY 10, 2018

Twitter Chat: Rethinking the Needs of Today's Undergraduates

Davis Jenkins of CCRC and Ashley Smith of Inside Higher Ed participated in a Twitter chat hosted by PBS NewsHour on nontraditional students.

MAY 08, 2018

Dual Enrollment: Don't Restrict It to High-Achieving Students

Education Week writes that, as argued by Jennifer Zinth and Elisabeth Barnett in a brief for Education Commission of the States, states should expand dual enrollment access to middle- and low-achieving students.