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Judith Meece, Matthew Irvin, Soo-yong Byun's work in rural education cited

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Judith Meece



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Matthew Irvin


Two studies that offer some good news for rural students were cited in an article on admission trends at elite colleges. The studies were conducted by three researchers at the National Research Center on Rural Education Support at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Soo-yong Byun, a postdoctoral fellow; Judith L. Meece, a professor of education; and Matthew J. Irvin, a clinical assistant professor. Both studies are based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics' National Educational Longitudinal Study, which tracked students who were eighth graders in 1988 over time.