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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.

Announcing the Community College Practice-Research-Policy Exchange

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Officially launching in fall 2021, the initiative will develop a practitioner-defined national community college research agenda and disseminate research findings throughout the country.

Jordan Matsudaira Appointed to Higher Ed Policy Role in Education Department

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Matsudaira, a senior research scholar at CCRC, will serve as deputy undersecretary in the office responsible for higher education, adult education, and federal student aid.

Fixing FAFSA Matters Because College Access Matters

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This essay is adapted from CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton's testimony before the Senate HELP Committee on the need to simplify the FAFSA form as a matter of equity and college access.

Letter From the Director: COVID Funding for Community Colleges

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The next COVID-19 federal relief bill should more fairly distribute aid to community colleges, which educate a significant number of students belonging to communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.