Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING - Com­piled from staff re­ports

ACC is among 19 com­mu­nity col­leges in five states to take part in the Stat­way ini­tia­tive, which helps stu­dents tran­si­tion from de­vel­op­men­tal math to classes that count for col­lege credit, of­fi­cials an­nounced in a state­ment. Funded in part by the Carnegie Foun­da­tion, Stat­way is short for the Statis­tics Path­way.

Up to 60 per­cent of stu­dents en­rolling in U.S. com­mu­nity col­leges need at least one re­me­dial course, of­fi­cials said, and many of those re­ferred to de­vel­op­men­tal math classes do not fin­ish and leave col­lege for good.

Of­fi­cials said the pro­gram should be in place in the next two years.

Carnegie Cor­po­ra­tion of New York, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion, the Wil­liam and Flora Hewlett Foun­da­tion, and Lu­mina Foun­da­tion are join­ing in part­ner­ship with the Carnegie Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Teach­ing to in­vest $14 mil­lion in this work for the first two years. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.carnegiefoun­da­­way.

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