Remedial education

The Foundations of General Education

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A college's new curriculum is designed for the much-changed student population it now serves -- largely low-income, minority "urban learners" (for lack, but not of trying, of a better term).

Remediation Plan for Remedial Ed

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Structural barriers contribute to low success rates for students in basic skills courses in California community colleges, new report says.

The New Exit Exam ... for Jobs

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As more states and employers embrace Career Readiness Certificates, many community colleges shift role in job training and adopt new forms of testing.

Questioning the Value of Remedial Education

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Analysis of 100,000 students in Florida finds they make some progress, but only in limited areas, raising questions about the expenses involved.

Helping Community College Students Beat the Odds

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Hudson Valley finds that combining and coordinating various student services yields unusually high retention rate.

'Teaching Unprepared Students'

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Many experts say that the United States can only truly see gains in the percentages of adults who have a college degree if colleges and universities get better at teaching students who arrived on campus unprepared for college-level work. But many professors find themselves frustrated by teaching such students -- and many of the students drop out. Kathleen F. Gabriel's new book is designed to help such faculty members and, ultimately, their students.

Lost Before They Start

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The problem with remedial education at community colleges may not be the courses, but the sequences -- and how students progress (or never do), study suggests.

Promoting Early College

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Educators argue that challenging underrepresented and remedial students to earn at least two years' worth of college credit and a high school diploma at the same time can improve their outcomes.

Shopping for 'Cut Scores'

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Many community college systems around the country are just now discovering the lengths to which some of their students will go to avoid remediation.

Black Men and Remedial Education

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Hoping to save developmental programs from chopping block, academics argue that they particularly help African American males get to graduation.

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