Richard Arum

Richard Arum, a professor of sociology and education at the University of California, Irvine … proposed that colleges and universities partner with K-12 systems to help improve student performance and increase college access for economically disadvantaged students so that learning loss is the only barrier they have to overcome. Once they are in college, he said, institutions should utilize first-year programs to help them navigate both the academic and socio-emotional landscape of higher education.

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