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The Hechinger Report

Joint Center Community College Research Mentioned in The Hechinger Report Op-Ed

The Joint Center’s report, The State of Black Students at Community Colleges, was mentioned in an op-ed on helping “Black students enroll in college and succeed in The Hechinger Report.

From the op-ed: “Data shows that many Black students lack the resources to get into college and succeed, in terms of adequate academic preparationaccess to technology and other essential tools. Black students are also more likely to have caregiver responsibilities and work full-time. And the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies reports that ‘an alarming 70 percent of Black students experienced food or housing insecurity or homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.'”

Read the full op-ed here.