New program to aid community colleges unprepared for math

Too many students arrive at Texas community and technical colleges — about 38 percent in 2010–ill-prepared for math after high school, say higher education experts, the Star-Telegram reports. But a new Texas program, supported by a $1 million grant, aims to improve that percentage. Instead of taking a noncredit remedial math class before the college-level course, students at Tarrant County College and 10 other Texas community college systems will use a model that lets them get full credit while getting the needed tutoring and support, said Raymund Paredes, commissioner of higher education for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board…

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