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CCRC in the News

JUNE 12, 2019

A New Way of Helping Students Pay for College: Give Them Corporate Jobs

The nonprofit Education at Work is helping undergraduates pay tuition bills by setting them up with jobs at companies near their colleges. Though research indicates students who work more than a handful of hours a week are more likely to fall behind in class, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton told the Hechinger Report that spending time at a job is a better use of time than playing video games, for example. 

JUNE 06, 2019

The Value of a Two-Year College

In this CBS News segment about the benefits of a community college degree, CCRC Director Thomas Brock describes why a student may opt for a two-year institution over a four-year school. 

JUNE 04, 2019

The Morehouse Student Loan Gift, Through the Eyes of Previous Grads

In light of billionaire Robert F. Smith's promise to pay off the student debt of the Morehouse class of 2019, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the racial student loan gap and why HBCU graduates take on more student debt than their peers at elite private institutions.

MAY 30, 2019

The Start of a Necessary Conversation

This Inside Higher Ed story describes CCRC's new working paper on the incredibly diverse population of English learners at community colleges.

MAY 28, 2019

Changemaker Spotlight: A Conversation with the Community College Research Center on Understanding the Community College Experience

CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink provides an overview of the community college transfer student experience and offers advice for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in this Common Application blog post. 

MAY 22, 2019

Failure to Launch

This piece from Inside Higher Ed details the financial and cultural issues that undermined the American Honors program. CCRC Research Affiliate Shanna Smith Jaggars, one of the coauthors of the working paper on the demise of the public–private partnership, is quoted extensively. 

MAY 21, 2019

What Killed a Venture-Backed Education Company? Researchers Counted the Ways

What can we learn from the failure of American Honors? This Chronicle of Higher Education piece analyzes the demise of the public-private partnership, which is detailed in a new CCRC working paper, and highlights three factors that undermined the program.

MAY 21, 2019

Connecting Federal Work-Study to Careers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to launch a new program that would allow students to use Federal Work Study money for private-sector jobs. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton spoke to Inside Higher Ed about the potential benefits and drawbacks of such a change.

MAY 20, 2019

Inside the Nationwide Effort to Encourage Students to Take College Credits—While Still in High School

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins weighed-in on several facets of the dual enrollment movement for this MarketWatch series: 

MAY 17, 2019

How Can Community Colleges Help Students Transfer Into Selective Institutions?

Education Dive summarized the findings of the new CCRC working paper written by Shanna Smith Jaggars, Maggie Fay, and Negar Farakish, which sought to glean insights from the rise and fall of the American Honors program.