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The Mixed Methods Blog
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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.

Rethinking Community College Workforce Programs

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In this essay, Jim Jacobs argues that community colleges need to consider whether their workforce development programs are helping or hurting their equity missions. 

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.