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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.

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.

Will Students Be Prepared for Community College Post-Pandemic?

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This is blog post analyzes U.S. Census data to gauge how school has changed during the pandemic for students who said they planned to attend community college. Findings suggest future students may not be as well-prepared as prior community college cohorts.

Rethinking Dual Enrollment to Advance Equitable Transfer

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In this op-ed, John Fink and Davis Jenkins argue that dual enrollment programs—which are mired by inequities—should be reconceived to expand college access and offer underserved students an on-ramp to postsecondary education.