‘Success courses’ succeed in boosting retention

“Success courses” that teach study skills, time management, career planning and use of college resources are boosting retention rates for low-skilled community college students. But some professors think they’re crowding out academic courses.

Occupy MoCo!,” a summer-school class for high school students at Montgomery College in Maryland, asks “are you ready to join the movement for justice?”  The two-week class “does not take a stance on the Occupy movement,” claims a community college official.

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