Math and English Transition Programs Featured in Education Week Article

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Eastern Kentucky University’s efforts to develop mathematics and English transition programs in area high schools is already resulting in a reduced need for remediation at the college level, thereby saving students and families valuable time and dollars.

Now the initiatives are earning national attention.

The transition programs are featured in the current edition of Education Week magazine in an article entitled “Data Driving College Preparation: College-Going Rates Rising, Remediation Rates Falling.”

The article, by Caralee Adams, focuses on efforts throughout Kentucky, which the article says is “at the forefront” of collecting and sharing P-20 (pre-school through graduate school) data.

The section on EKU’s initiatives includes comments from Dr. Robert Thomas, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Dr. Kim Creech, an assistant professor of English.

To view the entire article, visit http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/11/16/12data_ep.h31.html.

Education Week reaches 150,000 readers each week and more than 350,000 online visitors each month.

Published on November 17, 2011