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Career College Central summary:

Career College Central summary:

  • The advocacy group Complete College America had dubbed remedial classes the "bridge to nowhere." The challenge, educators say, is that even as billions are spent annually on remedial classes, many of these students run out of financial aid before they can complete their credit requirements, get discouraged by non-credit classes or find themselves unable to complete them.
  • Nationally,...

Career College Central summary:

  • The money involved was relatively small. But when President Obama on Monday announced a new grant program to encourage communities to develop hybrid high schools that blend a secondary education with career training and college credit, he correctly identified a challenge that is growing steadily more urgent: widening the circle of young Americans with the skills to reach the middle class.
  • On balance, the evidence doesn't support...

Career College Central summary:

  • Community colleges contend with a difficult reality: Many students show up unready for college-level work, and few of them catch up and graduate. To shift that status quo, as campuses around the country introduce new models of remedial, or developmental, education, some are trying to reduce the need for it.
  • The American Association of Community Colleges set a bold goal at its annual meeting this week: to decrease by half the number...

Career College Central summary:

  • Nothing is more American than the belief in second chances. But the latest College Board/National JournalNext America Poll suggests that the choices young people make as they complete high school echo with surprising power throughout their lives.
  • Underscoring the stakes of the next step teenagers take after completing high school, the poll found that those who advanced immediately to some form of postsecondary education—either...

Career College Central summary:

  • Students in rural counties are less likely to attend college, and those who do are less likely to choose a four-year, private, or highly selective institution, according to a recent report.
  • Andrew Koricich, an assistant professor of higher education at Texas Tech University analyzed federal higher education and longitudinal data to determine how living in a rural community influences postsecondary choices. Koricich’s study...