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Fixing FAFSA Matters Because College Access Matters

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

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

The Rise of Dual Credit

CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink told Education Next that, as dual enrollment continues to expand, it is necessary to focus on the causes of persistent equity gaps that undermine the programs' goals, lest they be exacerbated.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Senators Push Bipartisan Plan to "Finish Fixing" the FAFSA

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the need to simply the FAFSA form as a matter of equity and college access. Several outlets—including Community College Daily and local affiliates from CBS, Fox, NBC, and Scripps—covered the hearing. 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Report: Guided Pathways Show Progress

A new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement found that, though there is still room for improvement, guided pathways has improved the student experience on many campuses. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told Inside Higher Ed that in order to keep making progress, colleges must focus on moving past program mapping as an end goal and implement engagement strategies such as experiential learning opportunities.