Boosting student support on Idaho’s college campuses

Friday, May 12, 2023
Idaho County Free Press

The early years of college can be overwhelming for new students. Many don’t yet know what their major will be so they focus on general education courses like first year writing, college algebra and introduction to biology, which for some can feel like barriers to progress. “Instead, we like to think about general education as a way to help students become life-long learners,” said Heidi Estrem, the State Board of Education’s associate academic officer. “General education offers students space to be curious about subjects they care about and also time to grow to be curious about subjects that they did not expect to learn.”

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