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A one-hour class could cut the college dropout rate

By Liz Weston LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - First generation college students get lower grades and are more likely to drop out - an "achievement gap" that threatens efforts to boost the number of college graduates. Recent research, however, suggests a simple one-hour intervention that focuses on students' social-class backgrounds could help close the divide.

NFL-Goodell says lack of coaching diversity "not acceptable"

By Simon Evans NEW ORLEANS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The low level of diversity in recent coaching hires is "not acceptable," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday, adding the league would look at expanding its Rooney Rule to bring in more minority coaches. The Rooney Rule was established in 2003 and requires National Football League teams to interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching or senior football operation jobs.

NFL to evaluate call to expand Rooney Rule

The National Football League said on Tuesday it is considering a proposal to expand the Rooney Rule, designed to increase the number of minority head coaches, after all eight recent vacancies were filled by white coaches.
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