Kansas Legislators Strike Deal on Higher Ed Tweaks

Monday, May 21, 2012

Negotiators have struck a deal to make tweaks to Kansas higher education laws to provide more tools for students who struggle to earn their degrees.

The changes agreed to Saturday would require state universities to work with students admitted under exceptions to the state's qualified admissions standards. Those students would be required to develop an "individual plan for success" with an academic adviser and other university staff.

The goal is to help students who may have not been prepared for the rigors of college to develop good study habits and strategies to make the grade and earn their degree.

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