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Meet the PEAR Fellows: Selena Cardona

In this blog series, we'll introduce you to the first cohort of Postsecondary Education Applied Research (PEAR) fellows. First up is Selena Cardona, who previously worked in Sen. Chuck Schumer's office.

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NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Two More Community Colleges Targeted by Ransomware

Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania and Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois are the latest higher education institutions to become targets of cyber attacks. The costly incidents come at a moment when community colleges are already struggling to make ends meet in the wake of pandemic-related enrollment slides, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins to Inside Higher Ed.  

NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Lagging Behind

Completion rates are disproportionately low at California Community Colleges, and campus leaders are taking steps to boost retention. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told Inside Higher Ed that the system "needs to turn around" and develop programs that lead students to a good job or transfer in a field they're interested in. 

NOVEMBER 18, 2021

Community Colleges Face Steep Losses in Black Freshmen Enrollment

Community college enrollment rates declined less than last year but remained far below pre-pandemic levels. CCRC Director Tom Brock told Bloomberg News that many of the students who opted out of two-year programs have not simply pivoted away from community college but from higher education altogether.