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Why Are Community Colleges Investing in Guided Pathways Reforms in the Face of Frightening Fiscal Uncertainty?

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Based on research presented in CCRC's new guide, this blog breaks down how much guided pathways reforms cost to implement, why colleges are choosing to undertake the reforms despite those costs, and what these efforts mean for funding amid the pandemic. 

Social Disruption as an Opportunity to Address Our Carbon Footprint: CCRC’s Commitment to Reducing Climate Change

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CCRC is concerned about the future of the planet, we know our practices have negatively affected the environment, and we will do better moving forward.  

How Colleges Adapted Advising and Other Supports During COVID-19 Shutdowns

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Though remote experiences cannot replace the relationships students and advisors build when they're together on campus, colleges across the country adapted to provide support to their most vulnerable learners when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Here, researchers describe some of the strategies they implemented. 

Community Colleges and the Future of Work: Exploring Skill Demands Amid the Pandemic

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Technology and the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted employment and accelerated changes to the workplace. Here, CCRC's Sarah Griffin and Maria Scott Cormier describe three key skills employers expect community college graduates to possess amid the evolving economic environment. 

Does It Hurt or Help Four-Year College Students to Take Community College Courses?

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A new CCRC study finds that students who are primarily enrolled in four-year colleges but take some courses at two-year institutions benefit from doing so. Here, Maggie Fay and Vivian Yuen Ting Liu explain and contextualize the results of the study.