Closing the ‘social-class achievement gap’

One hour of “difference education” can narrow first-generation college students’  “social-class achievement gap” significantly, according to a study.  First-year college students listened to a panel of older students discussing how they dealt with problems. If panelists talked about their family backgrounds, such as mentioning their parents couldn’t give them advice on college, the first-year students earned higher grades and felt more at home on campus.

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