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Cal State students are better prepared for college math, English

The latest crop of high school graduates to enter Cal State’s 23 campuses were the best prepared in history to tackle college-level math and English under a new program that provides intensive instruction over the summer, officials said Tuesday. Cal State trustees heard a review of the initiative, called Early Start, during their meeting in Long Beach. The program was created in 2009 and it began in 2012, requiring freshmen who need remedial classes to take them before their first term. Summer 2014 was the first time all admitted freshmen were required to participate. For fall 2014, more than 24,000 of the 63,000 freshmen who enrolled were required to take Early Start English...

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