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What HBCUs Can Teach Us About Culturally Sustaining Practices

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Colleges must move beyond structural fixes and address discrimination head-on. One way they can do so is by building culturally sustaining practices into their support services and classroom instruction.

Ask-Connect-Inspire-Plan: How to Reimagine Onboarding into a Program of Study

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To help more students gain early momentum, community colleges need to update onboarding to focus on helping students enter a program of study aligned with their interests, strengths, and aspirations.

Short-Term Pell Grants Must Be Designed to Protect Students, Taxpayers

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Low-income adults should have access to Pell Grants. Here, we suggest several guardrails to increase the likelihood of successful educational and employment outcomes for participants.

Stronger Together: Strengthening Humanities Pathways in Michigan

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This blog post describes how faculty engagement and a spirit of collaboration have supported Michigan's guided pathways work, including a project with CCRC focused on humanities programs.

Announcing the Community College Practice-Research-Policy Exchange

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Officially launching in fall 2021, the initiative will develop a practitioner-defined national community college research agenda and disseminate research findings throughout the country.