Move Over, Millennials . . . It’s Gen Z’s Classroom Now

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As educators, we need to recognize the difference between the Gen Z students of today and the millennial students of a few years ago. The Pew Research Center designated the last birth year for millennials as 1996. The oldest members of Gen Z, born in 1997, are our university graduates. To identify this, the Pew Research Center used several historical markers to make this cutoff, including historical events such as 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the election of President Obama.

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