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Positive Educational Trends that Have Emerged from the Pandemic

When you ask a group of college administrators to summarize the effects that the pandemic has had on their institutions, most of them are likely to use adjectives like, negative, threatening, horrible, terrible, and even catastrophic.

There’s a reason for those answers. Thanks to the pandemic, many colleges have seen enrollments fall, spent too much of the funds they had available to offer students for financial aid, lost their valuable foreign students, had to put building and expansion plans on hold, and experienced a host of other problems. Read more

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Are These Radical Changes About to Affect American Higher Education?

As you have noticed, American higher education has just gone through a period of cataclysmic change. Can you think of another four-year period when colleges have removed the names of their slave-holding founders from buildings, and when students have been expected to continue to pay full tuition while attending classes remotely?

Those are only two of the changes we have seen, some of which we have come to accept as a new and normal way of educating students. They are very big changes.

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Are You Advising Students to Consider Canadian Universities?

Are you a teacher, a parent or a guidance counselor who is helping American students select colleges?

If so, how much do you know about Canadian colleges and universities? If you are not sure, please take a moment to answer a few questions. Read more

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New Research Findings: What American Colleges Are Doing to Attract Students

How are 120 American colleges remaining competitive and relevant today in athletics, community relationships, curriculum reform, and other areas they need to succeed? You can find out in “Innovation and the Independent College: Examples from the Sector,” a report that The Council of Independent Colleges published last March. Read more

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Research Finds that Only 51% or U.S. High School Students Are Learning to Be Good Global Citizens

Research conducted by the Student Research Foundation turned up something troubling about what students are learning in most American high schools. An important outlook, “Global Citizenship,” is not being sufficiently addressed or developed. Read more

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Why America’s Universities Still Appeal Strongly to Foreign STEM Students

American colleges from coast to coast – especially smaller independent schools – are reporting a large decline in the number of applications they are getting from foreign students this year. And with good reason. Why would students run the risk of running afoul of more stringent immigration laws in the U.S., when they can choose to study in Canada or Europe instead? Why would they invest time and money to begin studies that might be interrupted later? 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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4 Questions We Should Be Asking about Falling International Student Enrollments

How have recent changes in U.S. immigration policy affected the number of non-U.S. students who are applying to study at American universities? Read more

Motivating and Empowering Immigrant Female Students

Motivating and Empowering Immigrant Female Students

If you work in education in North America, chances are you have a positive view of how motivated female students are whose families have come from other countries. You see eager school-age girls whose families have worked hard to come to North America to provide good educational opportunities for their children and you think, “These students have the familial support they need . . . all we need to do is provide the right classes and materials and they will move ahead.”
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