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CCRC in the News

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Helping Low-Income Students Navigate College

Intensive and highly targeted college preparation programs can help a small number of first-generation students excel, but they aren't enough to boost overall graduation rates, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Elisabeth Barnett told The New York Times.

OCTOBER 09, 2019

As California Law Looks to End Remedial Education, New Studies Show State’s Community Colleges Showing Uneven Progress in Adopting Math & English Reforms

CCRC Senior Research Associate Jessica Brathwaite spoke to The 74 for this piece on the impact of California's law mandating that community colleges significantly reduce the number of students in developmental education.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Ambition in the Face of Failure

For the ECMC blog, CCRC Research Associate Maggie Fay describes her research on students who take remedial math courses at least once after failing the first time. Her work suggests that repeated failure does not lower all students' postsecondary ambition. 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

Crain's Editorial: Yes to Tri-C Levy

In this editorial, Crain's Cleveland Business argues that the community should vote to increase taxes to fund Cuyahoga Community College. They use CCRC's new guided pathways case study on Tri-C as evidence for why. 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Colleges and States Turn their Attention to Slow-Moving Part-time Students

Davis Jenkins questions the value of advising students to take their time in this story in The Hechinger Report that looks at what colleges are doing to help more part-time students graduate.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Common Threads in Guided Pathways

This Community College Daily story highlights CCRC's September 2019 guided pathways report, which includes five case studies and describes the institutional change process at colleges around the country.

SEPTEMBER 02, 2019

Census Data Inform Community College Research

The Census is a wellspring of information for community college researchers, CCRC Postdoctoral Research Associate Vivian Liu told Community College Daily. 

AUGUST 28, 2019

Developmental Math Study Shows Promising Results

This Community College Daily story describes CAPR's latest report on Dana Center Math Pathways, which found that students who took DCMP developmental courses enroll in and pass college-level math courses at higher rates than students who take traditional developmental math courses.

AUGUST 22, 2019

A Gates-Funded Program Meant to Keep Low-Income Students Pushed Them out Instead

This Vox piece describes the finding's from CCRC and MDRC's July report on the expansion of the iPASS program on three campuses.  

AUGUST 20, 2019

Streamlining the Transfer Process

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins weighed-in on the quality of the supports available to transfer students and the challenges they face in this Inside Higher Ed story. The piece describes a new partnership in Virginia that aims to improve outcomes for transfers.