More time for … reading

Last week we shared with you an interview that CPE Director Patte Barth conducted with PBS’ NewsHour on the growing trend among states of building extra time and support for struggling readers at the elementary level. Within that news package was another video that specifically looked at the practice in Florida, where a 2012 state

Florida to nix remedial college courses next year

Leaders in higher education often throw around the terms “safety net” and “college prep course” when discussing remedial college courses. Coincidentally, Fla. Governor Rick Scott recently signed legislation to throw out as part of a reform effort set to affect Florida’s 28 community colleges, effective fall 2014. While many would argue that remedial courses are