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Community Forum on Gentrification Identifies Key Issues
Community

Community Forum on Gentrification Identifies Key Issues

One definition of gentrification is “the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.” While renovation and improvement both sound like positive things, the effects of gentrification are not positive for all. Neighborhood changes such as the addition of bars, restaurants, waterfronts or even extended transit, may…

The Value of Teaching Assistants
Education

The Value of Teaching Assistants

Robust debate about teaching assistants (TAs) in the pedagogical community has forced schools to consider seriously the return on investment of hiring second adults in classrooms. The findings on the subject have been nuanced, which has led to confusion in the general public. Several studies have found that TAs were not necessarily having the desired…