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Haskell Indian Nations University To Provide Remedial English Program In The Summer

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Haskell Indian Nations University will use a federal grant to provide a summer literature program for freshmen who need to improve their remedial English.

The university in Lawrence announced this month that the National Endowment for the Humanities had awarded it a $99,800 grant to develop a "Summer Bridge Program in Literature." The university has been studying how to help students who arrive on campus unprepared for regular college work.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports about 10 percent of students admitted to Haskell need remedial classes, but the school has limited funds to provide them.

About 60 students will be selected for the summer program, which will be offered for four weeks each in the summers of 2016 and 2017.