Spring is the time of year when all across America, students and families get college acceptance letters and offers of financial aid. Parents and students are taking out pencils, opening calculators apps, and trying to answer the question that is really on their minds . . .
. . . exploring common misconceptions about students with autism
If you teach or counsel students, chances are you have heard a lot of myths and misconceptions about autism. You might have even come to believe some of them.
In today’s post, let’s look at the truth behind some common misconceptions. Read more
Many parents like to tell their children, “You can be anything you want to be when you grow up.” That’s empowering, but in many cases, it turns out to be inaccurate. One adult friend of ours, for example, decided when he was five that he wanted to be a jockey when he grew up. But by the time he was in sixth grade, he was already too tall and heavy. (He decided to be an astronaut instead.) Read more
U.S. News Provides Details on Tuition-Free Community College Programs
“These States Offer Tuition-Free College Programs,” an article that Farran Powell published in U.S. News & World Report on February 1, offers some current information about state-administered programs that offer free or partial tuition to community college students. You’ll want to read Ms. Powell’s very useful article, but we are summarizing the programs it describes in today’s post. Read more
According to “Why the State Is Talking Up Technical Colleges to High School Counselors,” an article that Emily Siner wrote for NashvillePublicRadio.com on February 2, the state of Tennessee has discovered some compelling reasons why technical colleges are a great option for many students who are graduating from high school: Read more
Key findings from the Student Research Foundation’s new study of high school students who are thinking about college
Which high school students are thinking of applying to community colleges?
Chances are you have some preconceptions about the answers to that question, and some of them could be true. But chances are that some of your views are not correct, as you will probably learn when you review findings from “High School Students: Aspiring to Community Colleges,” a study of high school students conducted by the Student Research Foundation during the 2015-16 academic year. Read more
Many analysts agree that a lot of jobs will be lost to machines in the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” that is dawning. Very well. But there must be some jobs that will increase in number. Which will they be?
“Jobs and the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” an article on the World Economic Forum’s site, presents the views of some prominent futurists who include Erik Brynjolfsson (Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy), Saadia Zahidi (Head of Education, Gender and Work at the World Economic Forum) and Suzanne Fortier (Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University). Read more
Major Study Finds College Students Lack Confidence about their Future Success
The 2017 Gallup & Strada College Student Survey has found that college students are experiencing a “crisis of confidence” about their future careers. Here are some key findings from the study, which surveyed more than 32,000 college students at 43 four-year colleges. . . Read more