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Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry, CSUSB professor emerita, shares key to a good education
San Bernardino American
April 19, 2022

In coming to San Bernardino with her Ph.D. in hand in the early 1980s, Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry, now a CSUSB professor emerita, education, held the beginnings of a novel idea. What if she could reach underserved kids and teens, and show them what it means to be successful – all at a time when local high school dropout rates and expulsions for Black kids topped 55 percent.

In her own way, she bucked the bias of the system to earn full professorship at the university, the first African American tenured in the College of Education at CSUSB, and the first African American with professor emerita status there.

By 1983, she founded the Provisional Accelerated Learning (PAL) Center in Muscoy, which has since worked with thousands of local kids and teens in academic and training programs.

Read the complete article at “Dr. Mildred Henry shares key to good education.”

CSUSB professor one of 40 instructors to evaluate how digital software can close student equity gaps
Publishers Weekly
April 20, 2022

Nancy Acevedo, associate professor at Cal State San Bernardino and co-author of “The Chicana/o/x Dream,” is one of 40 instructors nationwide who will participate in a Macmillan Learning project to research and test how digital software, such as Macmillan’s Achieve platform, can help close equity gaps in course completion for underserved students. The Macmillan Learning project is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“I’m looking forward to participating in this research, and seeing firsthand the impact that digital learning platforms can have on metacognition and sense of belonging for Latina/o/x students,” Acevedo said.

The new study will focus on underserved students who are taking college-level introduction to psychology and introduction to sociology courses, which are considered foundational, “gateway courses” to degree completion.

Read the complete article at “Macmillan Learning lands funding for new equity research.”

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