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Education Briefs: Moffat County Library offers summer reading to Craig residents

Moffat County Library is offering summer reading to children, teens and adults throughout the summer where participants can stop by the library and log what they’ve been reading. The library encourages Moffat County residents to increase their book roster by participating in the reading program, which ends Aug. 22.

Prizes are awarded to participants who complete certain levels of readings throughout the summer reading program. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

CPW offers free park access through Moffat County Library

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has given the Craig branch of Moffat County Library two backpacks with free park passes. Those who wish to check out the backpacks at the library are welcome to do so and enjoy a free day at a national park across Colorado. Those wanting to check out the backpacks must have a library card.

Binoculars, brochures and information also are in the backpack along with the national park pass. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

Coffee and a Newspaper talks with Ulrich

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Aug. 3 at The Memorial Hospital. The August gathering will welcome new Moffat County School District superintendent David Ulrich, who will give updates about what’s next for the school district under his leadership. Free coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

Summer meals program underway at two sites

The USDA-funded Summer Food Service Program has begun at Sandrock Elementary, where meals will be served at 11:30 a.m from Monday through Friday through late August.

The meals program is also running locally from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, with a snack from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The program runs from Monday through Friday at both sites in the summer.

Children may eat for free, and there’s a small fee for adults. That applies to families who live in the area as well as those who are passing through.

Remediation rates up slightly for 2014-15 academic year

DENVER – The number of Colorado high school graduates needing remediation when entering college increased slightly in 2014-15 over the previous year, from 34.2 percent to 35.4 percent, according to this year’s remediation report. That amounts to 7,472 students needing remediation.

Remedial courses are basic skills courses designed for students who lack the academic competencies necessary to succeed in a college-level curriculum. Remedial education, remediation, not college ready and developmental education are used interchangeably throughout the report.

Historically, the state has seen a downward trend in the number of students needing remediation. Despite a small increase in the percent of students requiring remediation in 2014-15, there have been pockets of positive and incremental movement in the right direction towards all college students being ready and successful, with the ultimate hope of earning a credential.

“The goal here is to increase the number of residents in Colorado with a high-quality, postsecondary credential,” said Chief Student Success & Academic Affairs Officer at the Colorado Department of Higher Education Timothy Flanagan, in a written statement. “The good news is that of the students needing remediation, more than 62 percent complete their remedial course.”

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