remedial education http://blog.wlrn.org en More Pressure On Advisers As Florida Colleges Eliminate Remedial Courses http://blog.wlrn.org/post/more-pressure-advisers-florida-colleges-eliminate-remedial-courses <div id="attachment_20518" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 225px;"><a class="fancybox" title="A new law eliminating most required remedial courses means college advisers must meet with new and returning students to determine if they are eligible to skip the classes." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-30_AdviceSign.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20518" alt="A new law eliminating most required remedial courses means college advisers must meet with new and returning students to determine if they are eligible to skip the classes." src="htt Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:40:50 +0000 22955 at http://blog.wlrn.org More Pressure On Advisers As Florida Colleges Eliminate Remedial Courses Why Remedial Classes Are No Longer Required At Florida Colleges http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-remedial-classes-are-no-longer-required-florida-colleges <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wusf/audio/2013/10/10-28_RemedialRemedyBroadcast.mp3" class="asset-audio">A new law allows most Florida community college students to opt out of remedial reading, writing and math courses. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:14:13 +0000 John O'Connor 22811 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Remedial Classes Are No Longer Required At Florida Colleges Older, Returning Students Strain Florida’s Community and State Colleges http://blog.wlrn.org/post/older-returning-students-strain-florida-s-community-and-state-colleges <p></p><p>Throughout the Great Recession, laid-off workers have been trying to improve their re-employment prospects with college training.</p><p>But, once they enroll at their local community colleges, many are finding that that their math, reading and writing skills have atrophied so much they can't continue at the college level without remedial classes.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:50:13 +0000 Rick Stone 6455 at http://blog.wlrn.org Older, Returning Students Strain Florida’s Community and State Colleges Why More Florida Students Than Ever Struggle With Math http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-more-florida-students-ever-struggle-math <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif;">Wendy Pedroso has never liked math, but for most of elementary school and middle school she got B’s in the subject. It wasn’t until ninth grade at Miami Southwest Senior High School, when Pedroso took algebra, that she hit a wall. In particular, she struggled with understanding fractions.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:26:50 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez & McNelly Torres & Lynn Waddell 6250 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why More Florida Students Than Ever Struggle With Math How Florida Fails To Prepare Students For College http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-florida-fails-prepare-students-college <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p>On the Florida Roundup: &nbsp;Florida has its new Education Commissioner,&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/12/12/indiana-superintendent-tony-is-floridas-next-education-commissioner/">former Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett</a>.&nbsp; We’ll learn why Jeb Bush fans are thrilled and the teachers unions are not. NPR’s&nbsp;StateImpact&nbsp;Florida reporter Sarah Gonzalez will tell us&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/13th-grade/">why many of Florida’s high school graduates are not ready for college work</a>. &nbsp;And we <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-florida-students-teachers-and-parents-think-about-remedial-education">hear from you</a> on Florida’s growing need for remedial education and what the purpose of high school should be. &nbsp;Tweet us @WLRN. &nbsp;</p><div><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 6264 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Florida Fails To Prepare Students For College What’s Causing The Rising Need For Remedial Classes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-s-causing-rising-need-remedial-classes <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Shakira </span>Lockett<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> was a pretty good student in elementary, middle and high school. The Miami-Dade County native says she typically earned As and </span>Bs<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> in English classes.</span></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez & McNelly Torres & Lynn Waddell 6188 at http://blog.wlrn.org What’s Causing The Rising Need For Remedial Classes Adding Up The Cost Of Remedial College Courses http://blog.wlrn.org/post/adding-cost-remedial-college-courses <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Students and Florida taxpayers pay a price for remedial education in several ways</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif;">From 2004 to 2011, Florida’s remedial education costs for both students and schools ballooned from $118 million to $168 million. At the same time, state<a href="http://www.fcfep.org/attachments/20120221--Legislature%20Continues%20Record%20of%20Disinvesting%20in%20Higher%20Education" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">college</a><a href="http://www.fcfep.org/attachments/20120221--Legislature%20Continues%20Record%20of%20Disinvesting%20in%20Higher%20Education" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;"> funding has declined $544 million since 2007, causing tuition increases</a>&nbsp;and creating a greater need for publicly funded financial aid.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:00:00 +0000 McNelly Torres & Lynn Waddell 6185 at http://blog.wlrn.org Adding Up The Cost Of Remedial College Courses