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CCRC in the News

MAY 22, 2019

Failure to Launch

This piece from Inside Higher Ed details the financial and cultural issues that undermined the American Honors program. CCRC Research Affiliate Shanna Smith Jaggars, one of the coauthors of the working paper on the demise of the public–private partnership, is quoted extensively. 

MAY 21, 2019

What Killed a Venture-Backed Education Company? Researchers Counted the Ways

What can we learn from the failure of American Honors? This Chronicle of Higher Education piece analyzes the demise of the public-private partnership, which is detailed in a new CCRC working paper, and highlights three factors that undermined the program.

MAY 21, 2019

Connecting Federal Work-Study to Careers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to launch a new program that would allow students to use Federal Work Study money for private-sector jobs. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton spoke to Inside Higher Ed about the potential benefits and drawbacks of such a change.

MAY 20, 2019

Inside the Nationwide Effort to Encourage Students to Take College Credits—While Still in High School

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins weighed-in on several facets of the dual enrollment movement for this MarketWatch series: 

MAY 17, 2019

How Can Community Colleges Help Students Transfer Into Selective Institutions?

Education Dive summarized the findings of the new CCRC working paper written by Shanna Smith Jaggars, Maggie Fay, and Negar Farakish, which sought to glean insights from the rise and fall of the American Honors program.

MAY 17, 2019

Report on Demise of a Public-Private Partnership

What happened to American Honors? The program, created by the company Quad Learning and community colleges, aimed to help high-achieving community college students transfer to selective four-year schools. It didn't last. The program's history is detailed in a new CCRC working paper, the findings of which are described in this Inside Higher Ed story. 

MAY 14, 2019

Fewer Kids Are Choosing College

Colleges around the country are contending with a dip in enrollment, and this Bloomberg News opinion piece describes several potential explanations for the downturn, including that many young people entering the workforce have plans to pursue higher education eventually. The article cites a paper written by CCRC Research Associate Yuxin Lin and Postdoctoral Research Associate Vivian Liu that found students who delay college enrollment make less in the long run than those who go straight from high school to college. 

MAY 07, 2019

Warren Zeroes In on Race

Democratic Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren is attempting to address the racial disparities that riddle the student debt crisis. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton told Inside Higher Ed that Warren's proposal to cancel most student loans is notable because it includes an analysis of how it would affect different subgroups. 

MAY 06, 2019

What Math Do Students Need to Know?

This Community College Daily story provides a broad overview of several devolpmental math reforms, including multiple measures placement, math pathways, and Leson Study. Senior Research Associate Susan Bickerstaff and Senior Research Scholar Nikki Edgecombe are included in the piece.

MAY 02, 2019

Selecting Courses for Students

A community college in California is flipping course selection upside down and creating schedules for students rather than allowing them to pick classes for themselves. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told Inside Higher Ed that the extra guidance would likely be a welcome change.