Digital stories and DS 106. Seeing the intersections. #uwbdiglit http://t.co/1wFUQT3Puz
nearly 50 percent of today’s college students meet this definition.
First-generation students are less likely to start college directly out of high school than their second-, third- and fourth-generation counterparts, according to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. According to the Pell Institute, the average age of enrollment for first-generation college students is 22, compared to 20 for students who are not first generation
In 2004, according to Pell, 54 percent of first-generation students were financially on their own, while only 27 percent of students who were not first generation had full financial responsibility for themselves.
Thirty percent of first generation students had dependents in 2004, according to Pell, with 11 percent being single parents, while only 14 percent of non-first generation students had dependents and only 4 percent were single parents.
While 42 percent of students whose parents attended college graduated within fours years, only 27 percent of first-generation students graduated within four years.
- While nearly 60 percent of students whose parents attended college graduated within five years, less than 45 percent of first-generation students graduated in the same time frame.
- While 64 percent of students whose parents attended college graduated within six years, only 50 percent of first-generation students earned their degrees in that time frame
I'm not finding much about career choices or moving into graduate school, but this is a succinct article on general issues.
Good twitter chat today on teacher writing about their classroom lives: blogging and "manifestos". https://t.co/vz14IKwJke
Good conversation about how financial aid goes disproportionately to students who may not need it, at the expense of those who do.
Education=wisdom, compassion, truth & love. Dr. Cornell West. #truth #uwbdiglit http://t.co/QYb0N1shLM
– Prettymtnlion (prettylion) http://twitter.com/prettylion/status/442006534365511680
If the moon were 1 pixel: Intriguing digital scale model of the solar system. #uwbc18 http://t.co/mIOCZ7Y4z2
Perhaps @BBC can complete job by PSing her into kitchen @DowntonAbbey “@ArchDaily: ...BBC PattyHopkins Out of Image http://t.co/Lhc614VYa2 ”
– David Van Galen (DVDVNGLN) http://twitter.com/DVDVNGLN/status/441962328662106112
How is the classroom leadership work going? This teacher writes beautifully about her approach: http://t.co/wWWYFkJQTA #uwbc18
Biggest “news” day at Slate? The Travoltazation of your name widget http://t.co/EyCGdjDvA9 #uwbdiglit
Another variation in the "getting my child into an elite Manhatten preschool", essay, this from a mother who claims the wisdom of having crossed class borders herself.
"I could partake in the reality, but not take it too seriously. I could show Zee that one could simultaneously question and participate in social norms. It struck me that like Zee, I belonged to a different class from my parents’, yet I’d still adopted from them the outsider mentality that I so valued. My parents had passed it on through their critical perspective and their humor. The trick of this endeavor — and, I guessed, many parenting predicaments — was that I had to learn to play by the rules, but remember that it was a game."
Digital protests of racism at elite colleges. No more marches or storming the admin building? http://t.co/70VzYrLyxK #uwbdiglit
From the Chronicle, an comprehensive account of changes in higher ed funding that thwart upward mobility. Excellent interactive charts and graphs.