Remedial education can be the catalyst for success for students who struggled through high school. Learn about new remedial education programs at community colleges that help students turnaround their educational trajectory.
In the past, students who struggled in high school often didn't even bother with the idea of higher education. After all, if secondary school was difficult, college would be nearly impossible, right?
However, a push for higher college graduation rates by President Obama
, as well as truths discovered about many so-called remedial students, has led educators in community colleges across the country to redefine remedial education
. As times are changing, more students are tuning into special community college programs that are helping them see success in their education and lives after college.
What is Remedial Education?
According to WiseGeek.com
, remedial education is "education designed to bring students who are lagging behind up to the next level of achievement realized by their peers." Students who found themselves in remedial education often felt they didn't have much chance at academic success beyond high school
. Those who did qualify for college entrance often dropped out within their first year because they simply didn't have the background knowledge or study skills to succeed in a college setting.
The good news is that these students now have hope for making it through college and earning a degree
, thanks to programs that help students develop the skills they need to succeed in higher education.
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