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Ask-Connect-Inspire-Plan: How to Reimagine Onboarding into a Program of Study

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.

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JUNE 14, 2021

Technology Aids University Transfer Students, But Human Connection Is Key

Community colleges need to help students plan for transfer as early as possible so they can ensure they're taking the right courses, CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink told EdScoop. The colleges should also provide aspiring transfer students with opportunities to connect with professionals and other learners in their desired fields.

JUNE 14, 2021

Can Student Loan Debt Be Canceled by a President’s Executive Order?

Many Democrats, including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren, are pressuring President Joe Biden to use an executive order to cancel thousands of dollars of student debt. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton told PolitiFact that the more ambitiously Biden uses his power to take action, the more likely he is to prompt legal challenges.

JUNE 14, 2021

‘The Best Way to Prepare for College Is to Do College’: Camden Reach Just the Latest New Jersey Program Giving HS Students a Jump Start on Higher Ed

The Camden Reach program, which is part of New Jersey's efforts to increase postsecondary attainment among residents, offers high school students the chance to earn college credits for free. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Elisabeth Barnett told The 74 that evidence supports early college high schools.