Upcoming Presentations

Early College as a Postsecondary Success Strategy

April 24, 2:00–3:00 PM ET

This session will delve into the benefits and opportunities of Early College programs in preparing students for success beyond high school. Presenters will showcase the pioneering work of Leadership Network in Mass, alongside leading researchers and practitioners from Boston Public Schools to demonstrate the impact and potential of Early College and dual enrollment initiatives.

Key Topics:

  • The Mechanics: Gain insights into the practical implementation of Early College programs, including eligibility criteria, course offerings, and academic requirements.
  • Best Practices: Discover successful models and strategies for seamlessly integrating dual enrollment into high school curricula and maintaining academic rigor.
  • Student Support: Learn about effective methods for providing guidance and support to Early College students, ensuring they thrive academically and socially.
  • Equity Considerations: Explore how dual enrollment programs can be designed and implemented to promote equity and provide equal access to opportunities for all students, regardless of background or socioeconomic status.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for educators, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to enhancing leadership practices within educational institutions. It is relevant for anyone wanting to ensure all students have an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations.


John Fink, Senior Research Associate and Program Lead, CCRC

Gretta Schaff, Dual Enrollment Curriculum Specialist, Boston Public Schools

Adam Seidel, Deputy Director, Massachusetts, OneGoal

Halicia Lyttle, Early College Director, Boston Community Leadership Academy

Funding Recovery: Exploring Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds at Community Colleges

March 07, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic brought tremendous challenges to institutions of higher education across the country. Community colleges and their students, in particular, were negatively impacted. In this webinar, researchers from the Community College Research Center presented findings from the Accelerating Recovery in Community Colleges (ARCC) Network's analysis of Higher Education Emergency Relief funds at U.S. community colleges. The webinar included an overview of the amount of funds awarded to community colleges, insight into how much funding was spent, and a preview of an interactive dashboard for exploring pandemic relief funding.

Associated Papers


Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Project Assistant

Associated Project(s)