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Arizona State Aggressively Opening Doors for First-generation Students

Catering to the needs of first-generation college students — a large percentage of whom are low-income and minority — was the focus at the Education Writers Association’s seminar “Accelerating Innovation: New Ideas for Colleges & Newsrooms.”

“There are first generation students everywhere,” says Maureen Hoyler, the president of the Council for Opportunity in Education. “These are not new issues. They are really longstanding concerns.”