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U.S. News and World Report’s “The Growing Achievement Gap” cites Pat Hastings’ research

Sociologists, however, are finding that parental investment in their children has diverged sharply over the last 40 years with growing gaps between the middle and the upper classes. In a May 2018 paper published in the American Sociological Review, researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and Colorado State University found that the most affluent Americans are driving this difference, spending ever higher amounts of money on their children’s education and enrichment, from after-school lessons to summer camps.

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Michael Carolan’s food systems team receives $2 million in funding

Colorado State University’s food systems research team has received $1 million in support from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill. The $1 million award is being matched by several other organizations, for a total of $2 million in research funding for the CSU team to address today’s food and agriculture challenges.

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