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Support courses boost math proficiency

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff

March 4, 2020

With helping students in need of additional support in mind, the math department implemented a co-requisite for students taking Math 120, Math 164 and Math 171. For years, community college students in California have been...

CSU board eliminates math course requirement

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017

The California State University Board of Trustees voted to eliminate intermediate algebra prerequisites for non-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students. Changes to its general education requirements will go...

Inadequate system obstructs progress

By Marci Suela, Art Director

March 16, 2016

When marine biology major Musa Khan arrived at Contra Costa College in 2011, he was assessed into an English 1A course, but placed elsewhere after meeting with his counselor. Despite his familiarity with English concepts, a counselor co...

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