South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas - Student Research Foundation Donated to their classroom project

How Mrs. Henry’s Project Nurtured Her Students’ Desire to Teach Others

Mrs. Henry is a 9-12 English teacher at South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas. She had an unusual opportunity. Many of her students were planning to become educators after college, but they didn’t want to wait to start helping younger students read. So they approached Mrs. Henry and asked her to help them create a classroom Reading Center where they could help elementary school students improve their reading skills. They felt that the need for a Reading Center was especially acute in Grand Prairie, a community where more than half of all students come from low-income households. Read more

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An Essential Way for Classroom Teachers to Connect

What TeachersConnect is and why you should join our community

At first glance, it seems that classroom teachers are among the most connected professionals anywhere. They have meetings with other teachers in their subject area, with other teachers in their school or school system, with parents, and more. They even meet their peers at conventions. Read more

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Who Will Tomorrow’s Teachers Be?

More than 800,000 new teachers will be needed in America in the near future. But who will those teachers be? Do they begin to think about teaching while they are still in high school and if so, when? Read more

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High Schools are Recruiting Teachers who Graduated College with CTE Credentials

“I graduated with a B.S. degree in robotics last year,” a young woman tells us. “And guess what? I couldn’t get a job designing robots. However, I did get a great job teaching middle school and high school students how to build them. I’m having the time of my life!” Read more

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Thought for National Teacher Appreciation Day

Thought for National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 8th . . .Another Way Teaching Inspires

Many successful people – actors, politicians, scientists and many more – can point to a special teacher who inspired them. But there is a different link between teaching and success too, which reveals itself when you make a list of successful people who have worked as teachers. Read more

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Why Do We Appreciate Teachers? Because They Appreciated Us

The NEA’s 2018 Teacher Appreciation Week will take place this year from May 7-11. It will be a week when the NEA will encourage people across America, especially students, to reach out and thank their teachers.  There will be special teacher appreciation events held across the country, opportunities for students to nominate their favorite teachers for awards, and more. Read more

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How Many Teachers Will the US Lose if DACA Protections Disappear?

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

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Details on Tuition-Free Community College Programs

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

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Great Option: Tennessee Makes a Push for Technical Colleges

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

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Which High School Students Are Thinking about Applying to Community Colleges?

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