Academic Skills on Web Are Tied to Income Level – NYTimes.com
Serious digital divides persist across class lines.
“Wealthier students tend to perform better on tests of reading comprehension than their poorer peers, a longstanding trend that has been documented amply. But with the Internet having become an indispensable part of daily life, a new study shows that a separate gap has emerged, with lower-income students again lagging more affluent students in their ability to find, evaluate, integrate and communicate the information they find online.”
Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says – NYTimes.com
Yet more encouraging evidence that changing the norms of college culture, rather than merely changing students, can make a difference in the success of First Generation students.
“For black students, that gain cut in half their score gap with white students. It eliminated the gap between first-generation students and other students.”
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