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WATCH: Film Explores Difficult Road To College For 'First Generation' Students

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home

Filmmaker Adam Fenderson’s new documentary “First Generation” explores the journey of four different high school students hoping to become the f...

Making a Difference: Power Though Knowledge and College Education

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.24.2013 | Home
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Recently my 12-year-old nephew began to improve in school. When I asked him how he did it he said, "You made me believe in myself." That's what Students Rising Above (SRA) did for me, and what I resolve to pass on to others.

It's Tough to Trail Blaze: Challenges of First-Generation College Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Home
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It is not enough to assume that students inherently know how to apply classroom skills to a real-world environment, particularly in the case of first-generation ones.

WATCH: An Emotional College Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

Eighteen-year-old Senait Weldemariam’s parents were unable to study past elementary school in Eritrea, Africa. In 1993 they immigrated to New York i...

More, Better Early Education Could Help Close California's Achievement Gap

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the third of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students F...