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New CCRC Policy Series Highlights the Research Around Community Colleges, Student Debt, Workforce Development

CCRC Policy Resources

A new CCRC series highlights research evidence that could be useful to advocates and legislators as they craft policies around issues including debt support, investments in student success, and workforce development.

New Research Center Aims to Address Inequities in Online Learning in College

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A $10 million award from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences will fund a partnership between broad-access colleges and researchers at CCRC and SRI International.

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.

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