The Pandemic’s Impact on Your Education - Student Research Foundation

The Pandemic’s Impact on Your Education . . .

Should You Sue Your College for Delivering Online Learning?

A growing number of students and their families are filing lawsuits against colleges that have canceled live classes and moved instruction online.  The Washington Post reports that the family of one senior is suing George Washington University for a refund, and NBC News reports that more than 20 similar suits have been filed against schools that include Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Drexel, Michigan State, Purdue, and UC Berkeley. Read more

Teacher Satisfaction Research - Student Research Foundation

Teacher Satisfaction Matters

The Student Research Foundation (SRF) surveyed high school teachers nationwide about their satisfaction on 14 job-related factors. (See infographic below.) 2,385 responded during Fall 2018. The data, collected pre-Covid, provide insights into teachers’ willingness to rally after schools closed and possible impacts of any Covid-induced budget cuts on learning environments. Read more

How the Coronavirus Could Affect Your College Life and Plans - Student Research Foundation

How the Coronavirus Could Affect Your College Life and Plans

“Colleges Brace for More-Widespread Outbreak of Coronavirus,” an article that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 29, 2020, reports that colleges and universities are planning how they will respond if the spread of the Coronavirus continues or becomes more serious. They are considering ending their academic years ahead of schedule, canceling their summer terms, and taking other steps. And of course, they are devoting serious thought to finding ways to protect students from becoming infected, or to treating any students who do. Read more

Free Online AI Courses - Student Research Foundation

Free Online AI Courses Your STEM Students Should Know About

Artificial Intelligence is generating a lot of buzz these days. Your students may be interested in it, but do they understand what AI really is and how it is used in business, medicine, the military, and other applications? Do they understand basic AI concepts like machine learning, neural networks, and predictive diagnostics?

High school students who are interested in AI could take online courses that are being offered currently by a number of universities. The problem is that those courses tend to be expensive. Read more

Online Creativity Tests - Student Research Foundation

A Quick Review of Online Creativity Tests

There are many career and aptitude tests online. But what about creativity tests? Are any worth recommending to students, or worth taking yourself?

We recently took four online creativity tests, and here is what we found. Read more

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