Keeping Kids in College

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More students than ever are entering college in the U.S. But once they get there, many drop out. That ends up costing states a lot of money, because tuition’s often subsidized. And it means employers aren’t getting the highly skilled workers they need. Hundreds of policymakers gathered in Denver this month to grapple with this issue and a few others -- like why so many college students need refreshers in math, English and writing. CPR’s new education reporter, Jenny Brundin, attended the forum put on by the Education Commission of the States.

[Photo: Colorado Department of Higher Education]