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Dual Enrollment Has Large Benefits for Students But Rigor and Location are Critical, New Studies Find
Two NCPR studies have found that participation in dual enrollment has strong positive effects on college enrollment and completion, but where students take dual enrollment classes and what classes they take are critical in driving these effects. (December 7, 2011)

Summer Program Gives Texas High School Students a Boost in College
An NCPR study of developmental summer bridge programs in Texas has found that students who attend the summer programs are more likely to pass college-level classes in math and writing than those who do not attend the programs. (October 13, 2011)

State Legislators to Hear Education Reform Leaders on Improving Student Achievement
This year, the National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) annual National Education Seminar is co-sponsored by the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR). Leaders in education policy and reform efforts will convene in New York City to share proven strategies that turn around troubled schools and boost student achievement. 
(March 5, 2010)

NCPR Awarded Houston Endowment Grant
The National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $900,000 grant from Houston Endowment. The funds will be used to support the work of colleges in Texas that are participating in a rigorous evaluation of Developmental Summer Bridge (DSB) programs. These intensive programs are designed to help recent high school graduates enter college ready to undertake college-level coursework. (January 8, 2009)

Federal Grant of $9,813,619 Awarded to CCRC and Partners to Establish New Postsecondary Research Center
CCRC, in collaboration with partners at MDRC, the Curry School of Education at UVA, and professors at Harvard University, and Princeton University, has been awarded a five-year grant of $9,813,619 from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education for a new center focused on studying the effects of programs designed to help students make the transition to college and master basic skills needed to advance to a degree. 
(July 11, 2006)