Corequisite supports could reduce inequities in what’s proven to be an important pathway for preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, Jennifer Zinth and Elisabeth A. Barnett write in an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed.
In this guest blog, Nikki Edgecombe and George Bunch discuss their IES study focused on identifying the policies and practices that support multilingual learners in community colleges, as well as the important role of adult education English as a second language.
In an op-ed featured in Inside Higher Ed, CCRC’s Maggie P. Fay says community college students should stand up and refuse remedial course placements.
In an op-ed for Community College Daily, CCRC’s Senior Researcher Susan Bickerstaff, along with Erika Lewy and Katie Beal of MDRC, discussed their recent CAPR report in which they synthesize a decade of research on developmental education and distill it into five evidence-based principles that institutions can use to guide developmental reform efforts.
In an op-ed for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, CCRC Senior Research Associate and Director of Applied Learning Hana Lahr, Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins, and president and CEO of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change Brad Phillips discussed two frameworks they have developed to remedy the lack of connection many community college students experience early in their college careers: Ask-Connect-Inspire-Plan (ACIP) and Caring Campus.
In Community College Daily, CCRC Affiliate Jim Jacobs reviewed Credentials: Understand the problems. Identify the opportunities. Create the solutions. by Paul L. Gaston and Michelle Van Noy. He wrote that the book aids in distinguishing among types of credentials and helps unwrap the critical issues associated with them.
College Now, Reimagined: Adams and Banks Should Bolster a Program That Lets High School Kids Earn College Credit
Teachers College President Thomas Bailey and CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins argued in an op-ed in the New York Daily News that dual enrollment could help NYC schools and the City University of New York recover from pandemic challenges.
CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton co-wrote an article for Brookings' Brown Center Chalkboard arguing that it's not enough for the government to simply provide students with information about college outcomes. Elected officials have a responsibility to identify, sanction, and possibly close institutions that students shouldn't go to.
Teachers College President Thomas Bailey and CCRC Director Thomas Brock wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about why modest federal investment would go a long way toward enabling community college students to complete their studies and enter the workforce.
This package of stories from Crain's Detroit Business describes how colleges in Southeast Michigan are changing their approaches to developmental education to improve student outcomes. In an op-ed, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Nikki Edgecombe argued that institutions must update their understanding of "college readiness" and expand immediate access to college-level mathematics and English courses. Meanwhile, CCRC Affiliate James Jacobs wrote that developmental education reform will improve graduation rates.