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Transforming Remedial Education to Improve Postsecondary Attainment

07/12/2013 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET


Capitol Hill Forum


Washington, DC


With recent estimates suggesting that over 50% of all college students require remedial education and research indicating that remedial education students rarely earn a postsecondary credential – it is critical that the transformation of remedial education become part of every state strategy to dramatically increase college attainment rates.  Fortunately, new research and innovative practice are demonstrating that dramatic improvements in student success can be achieved.  However, without state and federal action, this transformation will be slow and inevitably fall short of its potential.  This event will explore how state and federal policy can accelerate proven reforms that will be central to meeting state and national goals to increase college attainment rates in the U.S.  Panelists include Stan Jones, President, Complete College America; Tristan Denley, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Austin Peay State University; Katie Hern, Chabot College and Director of the California Acceleration Project; and Matt Gianneschi, Ph.D, Vice President of Policy and Programs, Education Commission of the States.

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