Group Pushes 'Game Changing' Tactics for Improving College Completion

Policy makers, politicians, and education leaders from 34 states gathered in a hotel ballroom here on Monday to listen to a nonprofit group read from its playbook of "game changing" strategies for doubling or even tripling college-completion rates.

They heard from lawmakers in states that have carried out sweeping changes in remedial education and tied state appropriations to student performance. They listened to students expound on the merits of block scheduling and carefully