What Does it Take to Get Students Ready for College?

August 18, 2016 — Collaboration with local high schools is key, according to Community College Research Center’s Elisabeth Barnett and Elizabeth Ganga’s opinion piece in The Hechinger Report. Transition courses designed to fill in gaps in students’...

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Illinois Community College Board Announces Lowered Remediation Rates

July 28, 2016 — Diverse Education reports that “between 2011 and 2015, the state has seen a 24-percent reduction in the number of community college students enrolling in developmental education,” according to officials from the Illinois...

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Oregon’s Public University and Community College Placement Policy Starts this Fall

July 26, 2016 — Oregon students will be able to use high school test scores to prove they are ready for college-level courses for the first time this fall. Last year, leaders of the state’s public...

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Cal State Students Get On Track at Rio Hondo College First

July 20, 2016 —  A two-year, $2-million grant to the Rio Hondo community college district — one of five totaling $10 million awarded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office — provides resources for Rio Hondo to work with area...

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Maryland High Standards Supported by Remediation in Senior Year

July 12, 2016 — Maryland high school students will now have the opportunity to complete remedial work in math and English in their senior year. Following the gradual implementation of high standards, the General Assembly passed a law in 2013...

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How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

June 3, 2016 — NPREd’s Weekend edition takes an inside look into San Jose State University through the eyes of students and faculty. With a graduation rate of just 10 percent in four years, San Jose State...

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When College Students Start Behind

June 2, 2016 — A new report from The Century Foundation describes findings from multiple studies on four types of reforms under way at various colleges, and concludes with the view that “a wholesale redesign of the student...

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Tennessees Shows Four Year Drop in Need for Remediation

May 31, 2016 — Newly released data from Tennessee shows a four-year drop in the percentage of first-time freshmen who arrived at college in need of remedial classes, from 76.8% in 2011 to 63.3% in 2015. Remedial math...

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Improving College Graduation Rates: A Closer Look at California State University

May 20, 2016 — A new policy paper from the Public Policy Institute of California investigates the impact of several strategies to increase the system’s graduation rate, including improving student preparation through the CSU Early Start program,...

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Chancellor Zimpher on “Owning the Challenge of Remediation with K-12” Through Teacher Training Listening Tour

May 18, 2016 — State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced a historic partnership to address New York’s teaching shortage through the transformation of teacher preparation. Launching TeachNY today...

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