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CCRC in the News

AUGUST 28, 2019

Developmental Math Study Shows Promising Results

This Community College Daily story describes CAPR's latest report on Dana Center Math Pathways, which found that students who took DCMP developmental courses enroll in and pass college-level math courses at higher rates than students who take traditional developmental math courses.

AUGUST 22, 2019

A Gates-Funded Program Meant to Keep Low-Income Students Pushed Them out Instead

This Vox piece describes the finding's from CCRC and MDRC's July report on the expansion of the iPASS program on three campuses.  

AUGUST 20, 2019

Streamlining the Transfer Process

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins weighed-in on the quality of the supports available to transfer students and the challenges they face in this Inside Higher Ed story. The piece describes a new partnership in Virginia that aims to improve outcomes for transfers. 

AUGUST 08, 2019

The Truth About Student Debt: It's Bad, But That's No Reason To Avoid Loans

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton spoke to Newsweek for its cover story on the realities of student loan debt. Among other topics, Scott-Clayton touched on the challenges faced by borrowers with the least amount of debt, as well as the troubling racial patterns among student loan defaulters. 

AUGUST 07, 2019

Tech Not a Cure-all in Student Advising

Researchers from CCRC and MDRC studied how the expansion of advising technologies and new communication strategies affected three institutions. This Campus Technology story describes their findings. 

AUGUST 05, 2019

Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

This EdSurge story describes CCRC and MDRC's new report on iPASS, which found that the advising initiatve has not bolstered student outcomes in a meaningful way. 

JULY 31, 2019

Too Few Guidance Counselors, Too Little Information: Why Community College Might Be the Best Path for High School Graduates — But They’ll Never Know It

High school guidance counselors play a crucial role in helping students figure out their postsecondary plans. Without them, students may miss the opportunities offered by their local community college, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Elisabeth Barnett told The 74.

JULY 22, 2019

Report: Early Momentum Metrics Predict Outcomes for CC Students

This Campus Technology article summarizes CCRC's new brief on early momentum metrics, which examines how well nine measures of students' first-year progress predict longer-term success and the effectiveness of institutional reforms. 

JULY 18, 2019

All the Ways Student Debt Exacerbates Racial Inequality: ‘It’s Like Landing in Quick Sand’

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton weighed-in for this story on the intersection of systemic racism and student loan debt, telling MarketWatch that for students of color, taking out college loans is a significant risk. 

JULY 17, 2019

Expanding Interest in the Humanities

This Community College Daily story describes how several community colleges around the country are engaging students in the liberal arts. It highlights CCRC's June briefs, which outline the state of the humanities in community colleges.