Educators taking new approach to college readiness

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As thousands of new students step onto college and university campuses across Texas for the first time this week, educators worry that too many are arriving unprepared for the studies that await them.

Administrators and faculty attribute this perennial problem to a misalignment between both the curriculum and the expectations of the state's public and higher education systems.

Worried about the long-term effects of this incongruity — including additional expenses for students who must stay in school longer and increased costs to public institutions that must get them up to speed — higher education innovators are stepping up their efforts to bring the two sectors into sync.

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