College prep on the agenda in Bridgeport

Education leaders from across the state met in Bridgeport today to discuss how to better prepare students for college. Teachers and administrators met at Housatonic Community College to focus on bridging the education gap that exists when students go to college.Michael Meotti, the executive vice president for the state's Board of Regents, says college freshmen are often lacking the math and English skills they need to succeed. He says students also need better assistance in securing financial aid and refining time management skills.Meotti says issues such as these contribute to a recent statistic that says more than 50 percent of state university students do not graduate.

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