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How Many Schools in Your State Shut Out Students From Dual Enrollment or AP?

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This interactive blog post allows you to see what percentage of schools in your state have excluded high school students with disabilities, English language learners, and students by race/ethnicity from college-level coursework.

How COVID-19 Changed Students’ Plans for Community College in Fall 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect community college students. This blog post summarizes the level of disruption at the start of this academic year compared to the disruptions of the last academic year in a simple phrase: “half as much.” 

Understanding the Strengths and Challenges Facing Rural Community Colleges

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This blog post describes key takeaways from our guided pathways summer institute for rural colleges, including suggestions for reframing the barriers many colleges face as assets. 

To Build Back Enrollment, Community Colleges Must Ensure That Their Programs Are Worth Completing

To Build Back Enrollment, Community Colleges Must Ensure That Their Programs Are Worth Completing

It's not enough to make it easier to go to college; to boost enrollment, students must have access to valuable programs. To that end, our latest interactive tool shows you what credentials students are completing at your college or in your state. 

Guided Pathways Reforms Designed With Equity in Mind

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This post describes how guided pathways reforms can create the conditions for students to see a broader range of opportunities for themselves and then help students successfully realize those opportunities.