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1. Get students ready Reduce the need to remedial courses. Boost participation in early college opportunities. 2. Get students in Improve mentoring and guidance. Reduce financial barriers, especially to community colleges and colleges of applied technology. 3. Get students out Building on the success of the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, enhance programs to increase graduation rates. Once students get in, they must also get out-on time and with as little debt as possible. 4. Finish Create new programs for the 900,000 to 1 million adults with some college but no degree. 5. Create alignment and accountability Ensure all state agencies, educational institutions, and employers work together to identify skills gaps of the future and proactively fill them. Furthermore, measure investments to increase accountability and value.

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