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CCRC in the News

DECEMBER 12, 2019

Effects of Dual Enrollment

This Inside Higher Ed story summarizes CCRC’s latest working paper, which explores how an increase in dual enrollment students in a given class affects short- and long-term academic outcomes for their non-dual enrollment peers.

DECEMBER 10, 2019

Study Spotlights Outcomes for Community College Transfer Students

CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink spoke to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for this story about transfer pathways from community colleges to four-year institutions. Fink noted that it’s important to destigmatize open-access, two-year schools, where transfer has always been part of the mission.

NOVEMBER 24, 2019

Experts: Collaboration Essential to Advance Remedial Education

This Diverse: Issues in Higher Education article summarizes the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness conference and highlights CCRC Senior Research Scholar Nikki Edgecombe’s contributions to the work.

DECEMBER 10, 2019

Part-Time Faculty May Have a Negative Impact on Student Success

This eCampus News story describes frindings from CCRC's September working paper that estimated the effects of part- versus full-time on students' current and subsequent course outcomes. 

DECEMBER 05, 2019

FAFSA: Ask Any College Student. The Federal Student Aid Application Is Needlessly Complex

In this USA Today op-ed, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton joins other academics in advocating for the bipartisan FAFSA Simplification Act, which they say would meaningfully improve college affordability for both college students and adults pursuing additional job training. 

NOVEMBER 30, 2019

One Way to Graduate College With Less Debt

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins discussed the benefits of taking college classes while in high school in this CNBC story about a dual enrollment program in Louisiana. 

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

CSCU's Transfer Ticket to Nowhere

In this op-ed, John Mullane, the president and founder of College Transfer Solutions, describes the challenges students in Connecticut face when they try to transfer from a community college to a four-year institution. He cites CCRC's Tracking Transfer report to make the case that Connecticut should institute new policies to help students navigate this process.

NOVEMBER 11, 2019

Majority of American Teenagers Believe a High School Diploma Is Enough to Succeed

A recent poll of teens and young adults found that many young Americans believe they don't need a postsecondary education to get a good job. But in this Market Watch story, CCRC Director Thomas Brock pushed back against the idea that a high school diploma is enough to reach the American middle class. This story, which was written by the Associated Press, was published by several other outlets across the country, including USA Today.

OCTOBER 30, 2019

A Certificate, Then a Degree

This EducationNext story focuses on how certificate programs can act as stepping stones to success and help students complete credentials. The piece mentions a CCRC paper about the value of such programs.

OCTOBER 29, 2019

Tri-C Highlighted for its Work in Creating Career, Academic Pathways for Students

This Crain's Cleveland Business story describes CCRC's case study of Cuhayoga Community College's efforts to implement guided pathways. Tri-C has implemented practices at scale to a significant extent.