New Denver Public Schools remedial classes aimed at college success

Zahira Torres:

KayLynn McAbee is one of thousands of high school graduates across the state slated to take costly remedial courses that do not count toward her college degree.
But McAbee will not have to pay for the courses because of a new summer program developed by Denver Public Schools. The program, which will offer free remedial classes in math and English, is geared toward curbing the number of DPS graduates taking remedial courses in college.
“This will help a lot of students because they’re not just remedial classes, they’re also classes that will help kids be more confident in college,” McAbee said.
District officials said they came up with the program after the release of a report earlier this year from the Colorado