ERIC Number: EJ997479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct-2
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Story: A Forum on Improving Remedial Education
Harney, John O.
New England Journal of Higher Education, Oct 2012
Why is "remedial" or "developmental" education such a hot issue? Partly because it costs time and money and casts doubt on the elementary and secondary education systems that we assume will prepare students for college. The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) explored solutions to the problem at a recent forum in Kennebunkport, Maine, called "Ready for Real: Innovative Strategies for Improving Remedial Education and College Success." NEBHE staff briefed the audience of educators, legislators, and policymakers on the recent Lumina Foundation for Education grant the regional organization received to support community colleges implementing Khan Academy materials in developmental math courses. NEBHE also released a policy brief outlining college placement policies across the region and models for boosting college readiness.
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Preparation, Student Placement, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, Remedial Mathematics, Grants, Private Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Vermont