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Saturday, September 17, 2016

How colleges can help low-income students


Education institutions must “engage the village” — including social workers and nutrition assistance programs — to help fight poverty and financial stresses faced by today’s college students, writes Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher-education policy and sociology at Temple University and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, in this op-ed. Research on 3,000 Pell Grant recipients at Wisconsin’s 42 public college and universities found that “a significant fraction of students are going without sufficient food or housing,” and rather than families supporting their children financially while in college, the reverse is happening for low-income students.

What Colleges Can Do Right Now to Help Low-Income Students Succeed – Chronicle of Higher Education, August 28, 2016