Remedial rate drops in 2013

The percentage of Colorado high school graduates who need remediation - or catch-up courses - when they get to college dropped 3 percentage points. This would seem to indicate that a variety of programs aimed at reducing the need for remediation while giving students the support they need, such as Supplemental Academic Instruction and the developmental education redesign at the Colorado Community College System, are working. Read the two-page summary.

Degree Within Reach reverse transfer program launched

Degree Within Reach is Colorado's way of describing "reverse transfer," a new program allowing students who have transferred from a Colorado community college to a Colorado university to combine credits from both institutions and apply them towards an associate’s degree.

Concurrent enrollment continues to grow

The 2012-2013 concurrent enrollment report released in late March by the Colorado Department of Higher Education finds participation in Concurrent Enrollment grew by 28 percent over the previous year. Check out this page for more information on a popular state program that allows students to earn college credit at no cost to them while still in high school.

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Ed prep grant - The Title IIA grant competition opens Aug. 1 and provides funding for collaborative projects between institutions of higher education and partner school districts to support teacher development and learning. Download the RFP.

2014 Job Skills Report - This report ties future degree production to job needs by sector. Check out our new Job Skills page.

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