How Violent and Dangerous Are America’s College Campuses - Student Research Foundation

How Violent and Dangerous Are America’s College Campuses?

“I look at my dear and darling students in my classes,” says a high school teacher, “and I am heartbroken to think that next year they will be living in danger on college campuses, which seem so prone to crime of all kinds. I hate to send them out there unprotected!” Read more

How College Students can Plan to Vote in the Presidential Election - Student Research Foundation

Now Is the Time for College Students to Plan How They Will Vote in the Presidential Election

It might seem like the next presidential election is way in the future. But the fact is, it isn’t. Voting day is November 3, 2020, and the clock is ticking. If you are a college student who will be voting from campus, not from home, the time to plan how you will vote is NOW, not later. Read more

What Do Cartographers Do? - Student Research Foundation

What Do Cartographers Do?

If you’ve been looking at lists of STEM jobs that offer good compensation and career potential, you have noticed that a number of the same jobs appear on most of them. There are computer system architects, engineers of all kinds, programmers . . . and cartographers.

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What Influences High School Students to Become Teachers - Student Research Foundation

What Influences High School Students to Become Teachers?

Research Findings . . .

If you are a teacher, you know how exciting it is to hear one of your students say, “I want to become a teacher someday.”

Those words tell you that a lot of things have gone right with that student’s education. He or she finds learning exciting, believes in the classroom experience, wants to give something back to the world by teaching young people . . . and also admires you and the work you are doing.

Those are all great messages to be getting from a student you have influenced.

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Reading Skills Are the Biggest Predictor of Career Aspirations - Student Research Foundation

Reading Skills Are the Biggest Predictor of Career Aspirations

The OECD’s Latest PISA Study Finds that Around the World, Reading Skills Are the Biggest Predictor of Smart Career Aspirations

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study tested 600,000 15-year-old students in 79 countries on reading, science and mathematics.

What did the OECD study find? One troubling finding was that during the last 10 years, students’ reading skills have not improved significantly in poorer countries, but only in countries that are increasing their spending on education. Those stronger countries include Canada, China, Estonia, Ireland, Finland and Singapore. Read more

Campus Safety Tips for College Students in the Age of Uber and Lyft - Student Research Foundation

Campus Safety Tips for College Students in the Age of Uber and Lyft

Whether you are a high school teacher or a parent, you know how much you want to keep students safe when they head off to college. Up until now, it has been easier to monitor their safety than it will be when they head off to live on or near college campuses. Read more

Learn Project Management Skills in High School - Student Research Foundation

Learn Project Management Skills in High School

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Students who will succeed in their lives and careers should study some fundamental subjects in high school. They should study computer science, civics, history, math, chemistry, physics, writing, and project management.

Wait, how did project management make that list? After all, how many high schools teach the skills needed to plan and manage complex projects? That is a good question. In many cases, project management kind of sneaks in when a teacher of another subject has the ability to guide students as they plan their research, group assignments, and writing of papers. Read more

Do High School Students Think about Their Careers?

“The students I teach seem to fall into two distinct groups,” says Carla, a high school teacher in New Jersey. “Some of them seem paralyzed with worry about what they want to do with their lives, while others never seem to think about it at all.” Read more

Research Findings What Parents Think They Know about Protecting their Children Online - Student Research Foundation

Research Findings: What Parents Think They Know about Protecting their Children Online

In 2018, the Student Research Foundation partnered with the Research Consortium on Digital Safety & Cyber Security Careers to complete “Caution: Safety in a Digital World,” a survey of 710 parents of middle school and high school students. Our researchers asked those parents what they knew about protecting their children online, what they thought they knew, and more.

Here is a summary of our findings . . . Read more

New Research Findings: Students from Different Backgrounds Consume Internet News in Different Ways

A high school teacher recently told a group of fellow educators, “Some of my students are much more aware of what is going on in the world than other students are. I’ve been assuming the best-informed students are those who have better access to the Internet at home, but is that really the case?” Read more