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Leadership & Policy
U of Michigan Students Offer Free, Online Tutoring to Struggling K-12 Students
University of Michigan students have created a free online tutoring service, called MiTutor, as a way to volunteer their time and help struggling K-12 students from low-income families, reports Michigan Live. “We all know that lower-income families have been hit harder than anyone by the pandemic,” said Alina Bardwell, a UM sophomore who came up […]
January 8, 2021
A New Pilot Program Makes Tutoring Accessible to Non-Traditional Students
For non-traditional students, tutors can be hard to find at the times they’re needed most. Students juggle homework between work shifts and kids’ daycare schedules. They do reading over lunch breaks and on subways. They’re often working late at night when tutoring centers are closed.
July 31, 2019
Celebrations for First-Gen Students Expand in Year Two
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in partnership with the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, has announced the second annual First-Generation College Celebration.
October 22, 2018
Diverse Conversations: How Can We Increase Minority Graduation Rates?
Neglecting retention strategies means that fewer students ultimately graduate from college and that shortcoming disproportionately affects minority students.
May 7, 2017
Johns Hopkins’ Student Tutors Offer Youngsters Glimpse of Possibilities
The Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project is a program in which elementary school students get one-on-one help in reading and math from Hopkins students who volunteer.
December 28, 2016
More Students Seeing the World Without Getting Credits
A survey found that roughly half of the 227 institutions responding reported an increase in the number of students who participated in non-credit education abroad for the 2012-13 academic year over the previous year.
March 30, 2016
Report: Black Student Graduation Rates Improving at Slower Rate Than Whites
A recent report released by the Education Trust found that Black student graduation rates improved by 4.4 percent compared to 5.6 percent for White students.
March 22, 2016
Poll: About Half U.S. Students Identify as ‘Hopeful’ and ‘Engaged’
Only about half of U.S. students are “hopeful” and “engaged” in school, while the rest are either not engaged or actively disengaged and stuck or discouraged, according to an annual Gallup Student Poll.
March 15, 2016
Minority Graduation Rates on NCAA Tournament Teams on Upswing
TIDES report shows that academic progress among minorities on NCAA Division I basketball tournament teams has taken a commendable leap forward.
March 14, 2016
Chang Takes Autism Education to New Level
Dr. Ya-Chih Chang—a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar—balances educating graduate students on the methods of teaching children with autism and helping families work with children who have autism.
February 7, 2016
Leadership & Policy
Diverse Docket: African-American Student Loses Bias Suit Against Valparaiso
An African-American nursing student who was dismissed for low grades has lost her racial discrimination suit against Valparaiso University.
November 22, 2015
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Tragedy in Paris Steve Fund Challenging Views of Mental Health in Minority Communities Failing Grade: Why There Aren’t More African-American Teachers in Classrooms Mizzou and the Future of Black Student-Athletes’ Protests
November 20, 2015
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