Blackboard Launches Pilot for Innovative Approach to Improving Developmental Education

June 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –A group of leading colleges and universities have partnered with Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) and K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) to pilot a new, innovative approach for improving outcomes in developmental education. Studies show nearly 60 percent of community college students and 20 percent of students at four-year colleges must take at least one developmental course before beginning college study, and Blackboard’s solution gives institutions a new, cost-effective strategy for confronting one of the most pressing challenges in education.

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