Do students pay too much for remedial classes?

In "Remedial Classes Have Become a Hidden Cost of College," Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reports that one in four students enroll into a remedial class in their first year of college. These classes, though, can get pricey; Education Reform Now's report states that students pay an additional $3,000 on average for remedial classes. On top of that, … Continue reading Do students pay too much for remedial classes?

What did TennesSEE? It saw remediation success!

The Tennessee Board of Regents recently conducted a study of the state's 13 public community colleges in scaling up corequisite remediation in math, reading, and writing. The study found that, although it resulted in a few small decreases in pass rates from a pilot similar to the current program, the increased corequisite remediation led to … Continue reading What did TennesSEE? It saw remediation success!

Rosemary Feal will step down as MLA executive director

The Chronicle of Higher Education's Peter Schmidt reported this week that Rosemary Feal will step down as executive director of the Modern Language Association of America. Feal has held the position for 15 years. While some MLA members feel she made great strides to create a more inclusive group that has adapted to the demands … Continue reading Rosemary Feal will step down as MLA executive director

Why isn’t more being done to increase access to higher ed?

This article is from The Huffington Post. Gabriel Sanchez Zinny provides possible answers to why more hasn't been done to expand access to higher education. Sanchez Zinny claims regulation plays a huge role because so few brand-new education providers receive accreditation. Not enough funding presents another large barrier—for both institutions and students. Students can get … Continue reading Why isn’t more being done to increase access to higher ed?