Press Releases

On September 23–24, 2010, the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) hosted a conference titled Developmental Education: What Policies and Practices Work for Students? at Teachers College.

Created under the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the committee will make recommendations for two-year degree-granting institutions to comply with the law's graduation and completion rate disclosure requirements.

Leaders in education policy and reform efforts will convene in New York City on March 13 and 14 to share proven strategies that turn around troubled schools and boost student achievement.

CCRC received a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to carry out research to identify productive investments in community colleges for the foundation's Postsecondary Success initiative.

Reporter Matt Krupnick received a special citation from the Education Writers Association in its 2008 National Awards for a series of articles on the challenges faced by California’s community college system.

The report offers strategies for addressing the need to provide working-age adults with education and training for jobs that pay wages sufficient to support their families and opportunities for social mobility.

The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media announced the creation of a new $7,500 journalism fellowship to support in-depth coverage of the mission and work of the nation’s 1,157 community colleges.

The book examines the economic, political, and social challenges that have made it increasingly difficult for two-year colleges to ensure that all students have an equal shot at college preparation, access, and success.

With a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, the center will study programs to help students transition to college and master the basic skills needed to earn a degree.

CCRC's report is based on a comparison of Florida community colleges that analysis shows have a higher impact on student academic success with colleges that have a lower impact.