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Document Number: 2933

Bridging the Gap: Academic Preparation and Postsecondary Success of First-Generation Students - This report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) examines the postsecondary persistence of students whose parents had no education beyond high school. The report finds that rigorous preparation in high school substantially narrows the gap in postsecondary outcomes between first-generation college students and their peers whose parents graduated from college. (Edward C. Warburton, Rosio Bugarin, Anne-Marie Nunez, NCES, June 2001)...

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