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Tennessee Board of Regents Co-Requisite Remediation Model Produces Giant Leaps in Student Success in Math and English

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – A new approach to remediation is dramatically increasing the number of students successfully completing their first college-level English and math courses at colleges and universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Known as a “co-requisite” approach, the new model places students in supplemental learning support classes while also enrolling them in their first credit-bearing courses. In a 2014 pilot program conducted at nine of the state’s 13 community colleges, the system saw completion rates for college math jump from 12 percent to 61 percent, and from 31 to 64 percent for English.

Tennessee Board of Regents new approach to remediation increases Student Success in Math and English

Tennessee Board of Regents new approach to remediation increases Student Success in Math and English

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U.S. Department of Education Issues New Rules to Rein In Campus Banking Card Abuses

 

Consumers UnionWashington, D.C.New regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education will help protect students from unfair campus banking card practices that can eat into financial aid funds, according to Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports.  The new rules cover banking cards will go into effect in July 2016.

“Students deserve safe and convenient access to their financial aid funds without incurring costly charges,” said Suzanne Martindale, staff attorney for Consumers Union.  “We applaud the Department of Education for taking action to protect students using campus banking products from aggressive marketing, restricted choices, and high fees.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Strengthens Alignment Between Education and Workforce

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Education and industry leaders from across the state gathered this week to discuss how to build academic pathways that establish seamless connections between education and the workforce.

Tennessee has earned national recognition for forging critical relationships between education and economic development through Pathways Tennessee, the state’s multi-agency initiative established in 2012, focused on providing rigorous education that leads to relevant careers.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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Crime Scenes Get Teens Excited About Learning

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – Getting kids to school simply requires a bus and a semi-awake child. Getting kids to actually look forward to learning is a much bigger challenge.

How many times has your child asked you why they need to learn Algebra or Chemistry? How many times have you tried to relate it to something interesting but came up short? Tying school learning objectives to the interests of teens is an age-old challenge, but always worth the effort.

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IRS gives Tax Information for Students Who Take a Summer Job

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about the working world.

That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nation.

Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes.

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Comedian encourages youth to achieve their dreams

 

L.E.A.P. OrganizationClarksville, TN – Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 marked the first Youth Christmas Party at the Leap Plaza which featured food, games, recognition awards, guest speakers.

Among those who presented, Quinton Hunter opened for the key note speaker.

 Comedian Deztin “DJ” Pryor talks at the Youth Christmas Party held at the Leap Plaza.


Comedian Deztin “DJ” Pryor talks at the Youth Christmas Party held at the Leap Plaza.

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Tennessee Department of Education releases Redesigned 2013 Report Card

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The 2013 state Report Card posted on the Tennessee Department of Education website offers increased functionality for users to view detailed breakdowns of last year’s continued statewide student achievement growth.

The new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts on the following measures: achievement, ACT scores, graduation rate, student enrollment and ethnicity, and value-added composite scores. «Read the rest of this article»

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Opening Convocation Aimed at Welcoming CMCSS Students to College

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemClarksville, TN – With the grant awarded to the STEM Academy at Kenwood High School and Middle College High School, the fall semester at Austin Peay State University kicks off with 170 CMCSS students who will be transitioning into college via dual enrollment.

More impressively, they are doing so without incurring any personal expense.

To honor these students, CMCSS is hosting a STEM Academy/ Middle College Dual-Enrollment Welcoming Convocation on Thursday, August 22nd at 1:00pm in the Ballroom of the Morgan University Center at APSU. «Read the rest of this article»

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Helping Your Child Succeed in School: Helping Your Child with Test-Taking

 

U.S. Department of EducationWashington, D.C. – You can be a great help to your child if you will observe these do’s and don’ts about tests and testing.

Do talk to your child about testing. It’s helpful for children to understand why schools give tests and to know the different kinds of tests they will take.

Explain that tests are yardsticks that teachers, schools, school districts and even states use to measure what and how they teach and how well students are learning what is taught.

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

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APSU is one of seven colleges to receive National Grant

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is one of seven universities in the U.S. chosen to receive an inaugural $150,000 national grant to propose efforts that will increase the number of students receiving degrees.

The University was named to the Next Generation Learning Challenges Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) grant program, an initiative managed by the nonprofit organization Educause with support from the League for Innovation in the Community College and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. «Read the rest of this article»

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