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Don’t Blame Students for Institutional Barriers to Equitable Transfer Success

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In this op-ed, John Fink argues that community college transfer pathways are key to improving equity in higher education and outlines four institutional roadblocks that regularly impede transfer student success.

How Equitable Is Access to AP and Dual Enrollment Across States and School Districts?

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This post presents a set of interactive data tools and findings from a CCRC analysis examining racial equity gaps in access to AP and dual enrollment coursework among public high school students during the 2017–18 school year.

Addressing Postsecondary Math Obstacles Faced by Underserved Students

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In order to close equity gaps in developmental math, colleges must address the specific challenges that less privileged students face, including stereotype threat and instructor bias. 

Does It Hurt or Help Four-Year College Students to Take Community College Courses?

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A new CCRC study finds that students who are primarily enrolled in four-year colleges but take some courses at two-year institutions benefit from doing so. Here, Maggie Fay and Vivian Yuen Ting Liu explain and contextualize the results of the study.  

Want Anti-Racist Policy to Work on Today? Adequately and Equitably Fund Community Colleges

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Budgets signal who and what a society values. To that end, anti-racist higher education policies should begin with allocating greater financial resources to community colleges.