July 3, 2008
'Learning Community' Programs Can Help At-Risk Students, Study Concludes
Community-college students who are low-income and academically unprepared appear to benefit from being placed in effective "learning communities" where they take classes together and can give each other support, according to a new study.
The study surveyed and tracked the progress of students at 13 community colleges around the nation, comparing about 1,600 low-income and unprepared freshmen who been placed in learning communities, taking remedial classes together, with nearly
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