What is the future of career pathways and the skills that today’s students need to secure the jobs of tomorrow? With every presidential proclamation regarding education policy and education funding, the critics are quick to glean meaning from what the White House is — and isn’t — doing with regard to the educational pathways available to all students. Read more
“College Dropout Refuses to Leave Her Dorm Room,” an article that Julie Marsh and Ruthie Weissman published in The New York Post on Feb. 28th, tells the story of Lisa S. Palmer, a student who reportedly dropped out of Hunter College two years ago, but refuses to vacate her dorm room. The article reports that Ms. Palmer, who is 32 years of age, has now run up $94,000 in unpaid resident fees. The school is having a hard time cooking up a legal strategy for ousting her. From her side of the dispute, Ms. Palmer claims that she has a right to occupy the room because the school, due to some mix-up, refused to let her re-register back in 2016. So she is just going to stay there. Read more
We are excited to announce that the Student Research Foundation will help fund 1,000 classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org in calendar year 2019. By supporting DonorsChoose.org, we look forward to helping to deliver needed learning materials and program support to thousands of students in public schools throughout America. Read more
With Pi Day coming up on March 14, 2018, this is a good time to review the most important Geometry formulas that every student should learn in high school. Read more
Do You Go to College for Job Training or Self-Discovery? Or Maybe Both?
Let’s meet two students who have very different goals for what they want to achieve in college . . . Read more
When do high school students start to ask, “What should I do with my life?” And what influences that decision?
Here are some answers to those questions, based on research conducted by the Student Research Foundation in partnership with the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, America’s Promise Alliance, and SkillsUSA. You will want to check out the findings of the study in depth, but here are some highlights you should know. Read more
American colleges and universities are having an increasingly difficult time attracting international students today, thanks to the immigration policies of the Trump administration. (See “4 Questions We Should Be Asking about Falling International Student Enrollments,” the Student Research Foundation Blog, January 15, 2018.) Read more
On January 11, 2017, Susannah Snider published “25 Best Jobs that Don’t Require a College Degree” in U.S. News. The jobs she listed were . . . Read more