Fla. shifts approach to college-level remedial classes

Under new legislation signed into law by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, colleges in the state that offer remedial classes must restructure their programs. Beginning in 2014, some students will be able to enroll in regular, credit-earning classes, regardless of academic ability, and then seek supplemental supports offered by the college. "Our goal is to get people successfully out of developmental-ed courses and receiving a degree and moving on to a university or moving on to a job as soon as possible," said Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Division of Florida Colleges. "This legislation will give us the flexibility that we need."

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