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According to the U.S. Department of Education NCES, nearly one-third of all incoming freshmen each year are first-generation college students. But within 6 years, only 40% of first-generation students have completed their Bachelor’s degree, compared to 55% of those whose parents have college degrees. Some studies suggest that this difference may be less related to […]

Research shows that parent divorce can have an effect on a child’s academic performance, regardless of their age. Younger children may have trouble concentrating in class and display “unexplained” emotional outbursts. Teenagers may struggle to complete assignments, especially if their parents have shared custody, homework monitoring is inconsistent, or access to school supplies depends on […]