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Dr. Angeline Godwin

Monday, August 11, 2014

Dr. Angeline Godwin, Patrick Henry Community College President, will attend a special by-invitation "White House Education Opportunity" on Tuesday to continue a discussion regarding education in the United States.

She, along with other leading practitioners, researchers, and other higher education leaders across the nation, were invited to the White House by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Director of Public Policy Council Cecelia Munoz to explore effective strategies to improve success for students in need of remediation.

" Finding ways to help students be successful is our primary goal at PHCC," said Godwin. "I am honored that I have the opportunity to represent our college at this level. To be invited to the White House to participate in this discussion is a testament to the good work that we do with our students."

In January, Godwin and a number of community college presidents joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to commit to dramatically improving success rates in remedial education. Tuesday's event will provide an opportunity for higher education leaders to discuss their progress and the challenges they face. Such challenges include reducing the need for remediation through curricular alignment, redesigning assessment and placement, and improving developmental education design and delivery.

The event will also provide an opportunity to celebrate and announce new commitments from community colleges and will formally launch the efforts of the new Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness and highlight support remediation intervention strategies nationwide.

The Center will be funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Statistics.


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