Experts Say Colorado Needs Statewide Graduation Standards

Denver (AP) Experts say Colorado needs statewide high school graduation standards if it hopes to reduce the number of college–bound students who need remedial training. Mike Cohen of the nonprofit organization Achieve says one in four Colorado high school graduates needed remedial courses in writing and math in 2003. That was before they were allowed to take college courses.

He spoke to education and business leaders at an education
summit convened by Governor Bill Owens, Thursday. The meeting was meant to find ways to ease the transition from high school to college.

Beginning in 2008, Colorado will require students to take
certain courses to get into college, including four units of English, and three units each of math, science and social sciences.

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