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Florida's remedial law leads to decreasing pass rates in math and English

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More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

ACT drops popular Compass placement test, acknowledging its predictive limits

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ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.

Community colleges team up with employers on skills development

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Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.

Sinclair Community College's 15 years of completion projects pay off

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Sinclair Community College boosted student completion rates by 75 percent, but to sharpen its focus, the college began cutting some of its more than 100 completion-related projects.

Report calls for extending K-12 funding model to high-need community colleges

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Community colleges with many low-income students should receive additional funding, as high-poverty schools in the K-12 sector do, new report urges.

Illinois's College of DuPage courts controversy once again

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Suburban Chicago's College of DuPage has a long history of conflict and scandal, particularly ones involving its Board of Trustees and presidents.

Improved economy leads to enrollment dips among two-year and for-profit colleges

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Student enrollment numbers are down at two-year colleges and four-year for-profit institutions, according to a new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report. 

States and colleges increasingly seek to alter remedial classes

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Minnesota becomes the latest state to examine remedial education reform in an effort to lower college costs and retain students.

Free community college has different meanings in different places

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As community colleges and some states consider ways to take care of community college tuition, some focus on the best students, some on the lowest income, and some cast a wide net.

Promise programs thrive despite unanswered questions about long-term effects and sustainability

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"Promise program" scholarships are appealing to cities and counties looking to boost their local educational achievement. But it's too early to say for sure that the programs work.

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