Remedial education

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.

Competing Completion Initiatives

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Educators lobby Congress to approve President’s $2.5 billion College Access and Completion Fund, as they compare and contrast varying state efforts that would benefit from federal dollars.

Remediation Worries and Successes

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At national gathering of community college trustees, many search for answers -- and some colleges report strategies that may be working.

Long Road to 'Gatekeeper' Courses

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A new study of community college “gatekeeper” courses – those at the first level of college credit – raises as many questions about remedial education strategies as about the introductory college-level courses.

Professional Development for Adjuncts

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Valencia program is based on this premise: If community colleges want to help remedial students, and part timers do most of the teaching, programs to improve teaching must reach those instructors.

True Costs of Student Success

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Report finds that many colleges judge retention programs based purely on outcomes, not cost, providing incomplete picture of their effectiveness; it offers method for doing both.

Moving to Scale

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Gates and Hewlett Foundations move to expand successful program for changing community college experience for at-risk students -- with hopes of even broader expansion down the road.

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