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Prior Learning Assessment: A Key Piece of the Credit-Noncredit Discussion

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To boost adult enrollment and credential attainment, community colleges must make it easier for students to secure college credit for their previous work experience. 

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.

CCRC’s Summer Institute on Guided Pathways Helps Rural Colleges Accelerate Reform

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The program, which was designed specifically for rural colleges, focused on using data to overcome common challenges. 

Make Your Voice Heard For More Actionable, Equity-Focused Dual Enrollment Data

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The Department of Education is considering adjustments to IPEDS to better clarify and capture data on dual enrollment. Comment on the proposal—which would yield data disaggregated by student race/ethnicity and gender—by August 6.

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.