|Keeping First Generation Kids Students on Track|
For freshman college students, it's the end of first semester. For many first generation college kids, grades, work and money are already a struggle. In fact only 15 percent complete their degrees within 6 years. Host Michel Martin and a panel of moms and education experts discuss how parents can help their students succeed.
|From First-Generation College Student to First Lady|
Check out this inspiring article by Margaret Daniels Tyler and Karen Y. Johns from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. They recount First Lady Michelle Obama's journey from being a first-generation college student to becoming the First Lady as well as what needs to be done to address issues faced by low-income and/or first-generation students.
|First generation college students to gather in Tallahassee|
An article from the Miami Herald by Luisa Yanez: "Nearly 100 first generation college students will be in Tallahassee Tuesday to promote education reform and share personal experiences with legislators on how they overcame systemic and socio-economic barriers to get a college education."
|Viewpoint: Support first-gen students|
Be sure to check out the awesome piece in the Michigan Daily by recent UM graduate Serena Hinz about the concerns of first-generation students on Michigan's campus. Originally published May 9th, 2010, it can be found in print in this summer edition of the Daily or online on the Daily's website.