• Articles

    Top Students, Too, Aren't Always Ready for College

    College readiness is not merely a "remedial" issue, it's a broader, deeper issue for teaching and learning across the institution.

    Chronicle of Higher Education, March 13, 2013

    The Arcane Rules That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

    The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.

    The Atlantic, February 26, 2013

    For Poor, Leap to College Often Ends in a Hard Fall

    The story of three friends from Galveston, Tex., seems less a tribute to upward mobility than a study of obstacles in an age of economic inequality.

    New York Times, December 23, 2012

    The use of research to improve student retention

    12 research-validated risk factors associated with students who drop out and suggestions on overcoming or mitigating some of these risk factors.

    Inside Higher Ed February 7, 2013

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