Editorial: STEM focus best idea for schools

Passing grades in high school algebra, geometry and other math courses don’t always mean students are ready for college classes.

About 30 percent of the roughly 210 graduates from Jackson County’s four public high schools two years ago needed to take remediation courses in math while they were in college, according to data released recently by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The commission, which works with Indiana’s public colleges and universities to ensure they’re preparing students for careers after graduation, recently released its 2014 college readiness report. That report details information about the high school class of 2012, including the kinds of diplomas students earned, the types of colleges students selected and what they plan to study.

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