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Remedial Education

You Can Try and Deny It, But Our Schools Need to Do Better Preparing Our Kids for College and Career

Peter Cunningham | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

The following is a guest post from my colleague, Tracy Dell'Angela, a former Chicago Tribune journalist who has worked for a variety of education poli...

Remedial Education at Community Colleges

Tom Snyder | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Tom Snyder

According to the report, "Remediation: Higher Education's Bridge to Nowhere," fifty-one percent of all applicants to community colleges are required t...

Math Placement Tests Deserve More Scrutiny

Pamela Burdman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
Pamela Burdman

Each year, tens of thousands of students like them may be prevented from taking required math courses that they could likely pass. They're tripped up by placement tests, even though research shows that high school records are more accurate predictors of students' college performance.

Cal State Coming Clean About Math Test's Limitations

Pamela Burdman | Posted 09.09.2016 | College
Pamela Burdman

California State University has done many things right in the twenty years since it became one of the nation's first universities to take on the challenge of remedial education.

The Pitfalls of Community College Placement Tests

Pamela Burdman | Posted 05.21.2016 | College
Pamela Burdman

Diane Ravitch, in her recent post about international math tests, raises concerns that standardized tests damage the quality of education and constrain young people's intellectual growth. What I worry about is the way they can unfairly deny opportunities to students.

America: Dumb and Dumber

William E. White | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
William E. White

We blame teachers and schools, but in truth, the cause of American ignorance and stupidity is more fundamental than our school institutions. Parents, community leaders, public figures, popular culture icons, and peers tell our children--in words, deeds, and attitudes--that education is worthless.

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

Anthony Cody | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Anthony Cody

The corporate under-written Common Core standards and tests are at best a distraction and at worse add grievous insult to injury for children of color.

Beyond the Test Score Myth

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 03.16.2014 | Education
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Kyle Cooper, Jewls Lagmna, Kristel Estoque and Faviolanny Rath are typical students at Long Beach City College (LBCC). They did pretty well in high sc...

The Lake Wobegon Effect at California State Univeristy

William G. Tierney | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
William G. Tierney

California State University is inventing its own Lake Wobegon in dealing with entering freshmen who need to take remedial classes in math and English.

Remediation Nation: A Blueprint for Collaboration Between Gates, Lumina & National Association for Developmental Education

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Shedding the label of "remediation nation" will take creativity, commitment, collaboration, and a larger vision for the success of the whole person--not just the academic student, the dropout, the fast food worker, the graduate, or the successful and contributing member of society.

Seeking Remediation for the Debate on Remedial Education

Leticia Bustillos | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Leticia Bustillos

Rather than asking the question, "What does it take to successfully serve students considered underprepared?" policymakers are more inclined to ask "What does it take to make remedial education programs most efficient?"

How to Save Billions and Better Prepare Students to Make Billions

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Remediation may never be completely eradicated, but improvement can be made in the K-12 to college pipeline to better prepare students for college from the start. Education needs to expand outside school walls.

Early College and Beyond: Success for More Low-income Students

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

I'm all for high school students taking a couple of college classes before they graduate from high school, but we are kidding ourselves if we expect the experience gained from taking a remedial college course will prepare students for the rigors of college-level work.

Fixing Developmental Education

Dr. James T. Minor | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Dr. James T. Minor

This collection of innocuous prerequisites generally went unnoticed and was conceptually unrelated to degree completion. In recent years, however, the number of students enrolled in developmental education courses combined with the cost of offering them, has demanded more attention.

The Real Racism in Our Schools -- Low Expectations or Delusional Thinking?

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Larry Strauss

In the mid-1990s, the school district I work for informed all the high schools that they were no longer allowed to teach basic math. Math teachers who challenged the ruling were told that they were expressing a racist point of view.

Why Aren't Low-Income Students Succeeding in School?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Academic challenges are often deep-seeded and begin in primary and secondary school, which when left unaddressed, often leads to remediation at the postsecondary level.

High Schools May Have To pay For Unprepared Graduates

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Mississippi and Maine have become the latest in a series of states to question whether sch...

Remedial Education: Focus on Improvement, Not Elimination

Noël Harmon | Posted 08.25.2012 | College
Noël Harmon

The decision to eliminate funding for a pathway to postsecondary access runs counter to our moral imperative to educate all of this country's citizens -- irrespective of preparation.

Community Colleges Take Different Approach To Remediation

Posted 06.22.2012 | Education

About 1.7 million students nationwide are enrolled in remedial courses at a cost of $3 billion to U.S. taxpayers. These developmental classes -- often...

Joy Resmovits

Investigator Uncovers Even More Teacher Cheating In Georgia | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

Richard Hyde, the investigator behind the July bombshell report of extensive teacher cheating in Atlanta's schools, expects to have the next installme...

Cheating or Protecting? Depends

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

Children, families, communities and schools are being harmed. High stakes testing and accountability-based reforms undermine our democracy and do not work.

Community College or Adult Ed?

Joanne Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joanne Jacobs

Lansing Community College in Michigan no longer enrolls students with less than seventh-grade reading skills.

Educating for Democracy: What Makes Students Want to Learn?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

No matter how effective a best practice might be, those who are taught must feel some sense that "hard work pays off" in order for them to want to learn.

Education in Chicago: Reader, What Would You Do?

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

According to many authorities, fifth grade is a turning point. By the end of the school year, many of teacher Mary Jensen's eighteen sub-literate students will be well on their way to a life of crime.