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July 07, 2014

Report Calls for Common Yardsticks on College Remediation

The Education Commission of the States issues a model framework for more consistent counting and monitoring of incoming college students in need of remedial coursework.

July 16, 2012

Student Focus Groups Reveal Barriers to Community College Success

Getting through community college is a struggle for millions of students. Balancing work and school is harder than many expected. Many arrive on campus surprised to learn they aren't academically prepared. And, without a clear goal or needed guidance, more often than not, students don't make it to...

June 14, 2012

CUNY Pilot Shows Promise for Developmental Ed Students

Evaluation of a pilot program at CUNY to help student fast-track through developmental education shows promising results.

May 11, 2012

Summer Bridge Programs Hold Promise as Model

Research on summer developmental bridge programs shows encouraging results for raising students' math and English skills.

March 01, 2012

Research Looks at Value of Community College Placement Exam

New research from CCRC suggests high school grades may be a better way to determine if community college students should be placed in developmental education.

February 02, 2012

Community Colleges Work to Support Struggling Students

Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.

September 28, 2011

Education Department Gives 34 College-Improvement Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that 34 colleges and universities will share $13 million in grant money as part of the Strengthening Institutions Program to help improve institutions to better serve low-income students. Funds can be used for planning, faculty development, academic pro...

September 09, 2011

Early Career Focus Improves Community College Completion

New studies find that choosing a career path early is strongly correlated with community college students earning a degree.

June 24, 2011

College Board Aims to Boost Readiness With Online Tool

The College Board and Pearson unveiled a new online tool today to help students who struggle get up to speed with college-level courses

April 27, 2011

Updated: Administration Holds Community College Symposium Today

As promised at last fall's White House Community College Summit, the administration is continuing to focus on this oft-overlooked sector of higher education with a virtual symposium from 2-5 p.m today. The event will be held at Montgomery Community College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus in Mary...

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