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CCRC in the News

JUNE 15, 2020

A Productive Mashup

This Inside Higher Ed column argues that funding community colleges at the level Nikki Edgecombe, Kate Shaw, and Jessica Brathwaite call for in their CCRC blog is possible with help from the federal—rather than state—government. 

JUNE 09, 2020

The Stark Racial Inequity of Personal Finances in America

This New York Times article on the wealth disparity between Black and white Americans cites CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton's work on the racial discrepancies in student debt. Scott-Clayton found that Black bachelor's degree holders are more than five-times as likely to default on their student loans than their white peers. 

JUNE 08, 2020

How Data Can Map and Make Racial Inequality More Visible (If Done Responsibly)

This Medium post written by The GovLab and shared with New York City's Racial Inclusion & Equity Task Force offers examples of how data—including CAPR's multiple measures algorithm—can be used to address racial inequity. 

JUNE 03, 2020

Community College Leadership Program to be Upgraded

CCRC Director Tom Brock is on the advisory committee of the University of Maryland Global Campus, which is redisgning its doctoral program in community college policy and administration, Community College Daily reports. 

MAY 29, 2020

Community Colleges Prepare For Fall Semester Amid Coronavirus

CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink described the uncertainty of community college funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic in this Newsy story about what community college students may experience on campus this fall.

MAY 28, 2020

What College Students Need Now

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Nikki Edgecombe spoke to the Chronicle of Higher Education for this story about the future and importance of student supports. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges the most vulnerable students face and made it difficult to anticipate who will show up on campus for the next term, Edgecombe said.

MAY 29, 2020

"Privilege of the Rich"

CCRC Research Affiliate Yuxin Lin spoke to Inside Higher Ed about the challenges faced by students who decide not to enroll in college right after high school. Low-income students, in particular, rarely take voluntary gap years, and the time off increases the likelihood that they will never earn a postsecondary credential. 

MAY 28, 2020

Houston Community College Sees Summer Enrollment Increase

This Houston Chronicle story quotes CCRC's blog post that uses Great Recession-era data to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic could affect enrollment. Houston Community College has seen its student body grow ahead of the summer term, according to this story. 

MAY 28, 2020

Workforce Development and an Opportunity for Change

In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, CCRC's Jim Jacobs and Maria Cormier explain that community colleges will need to respond to budget cuts, a pivot to online instruction, and evolving industry and skill needs to ensure their workforce development programs remain relevant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MAY 26, 2020

Coronavirus News Roundup for May 26

In this Inside Higher Ed Q&A, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins compares the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis on community college enrollment. He also speculates about the effect of potential budget cuts and the future of hands-on workforce development programs.