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A one-hour class could cut the college dropout rate


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In Diversifying Neighborhoods, How Do Attitudes Shift?

Changes to demographics, housing policies, lending practices, and real estate markets are increasing the sociocultural diversity of many neighborhoods. How will neighborhood residents react to the changes? ... More>


An Hour Makes a Difference


Talking About Social Class Boosts Grades of First-Generation College Students

A one-hour intervention focused on discussions of social class significantly narrowed the achievement gap between first-generation college students and students who had a least one parent with a college degree. ... More>


What’s a GPA? When College Campus Is a Strange Land

My grandfather entered the Pennsylvania coal mines as a child, and was out of work much of his adult life. Neither he nor my grandmother got much in the way […]... More>