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 Community College Board (ICCB). The third largest system in the nation credits its successes — despite severe budget issues — to both system-wide and college-specific initiatives around co-requisite remediation and greater collaboration with local high schools. Read more from Diverse Education here, and for more on community colleges collaborating with K-12 to reduce remediation, see our report, Seizing the Moment.


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