Performance-based funding for colleges is widespread. But does it work?
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Some states fund their public colleges based on how well the schools perform on key metrics. New research raises questions about how that affects outcomes for students from different racial groups.
Research shows women who study engineering do better when mentored by other women.
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A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
At colleges with a majority-Black student population, Black and white students graduate at the same rate.
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Students of color graduate at higher rates when they go to colleges where there are larger portions of the student body and faculty who are also of color.
Was ‘white fragility’ the reason behind two Black Mississippi high schoolers’ losing their valedictorian/salutatorian status?
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‘White fragility’ plays a strong role in denying Black high school students valedictorian or salutatorian status.
Not in 2020.
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Washington has made all states use these tests to evaluate students, teachers, principals, schools and entire school systems for nearly two decades.
Millions of American kids are logging into class from home.
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As long as teachers are creative and resourceful, kids will keep learning. What’s less clear is how schools will make up for the lost time if they remain closed for several months or longer.
Students hug after a ceremony at Tufts University May 3. The ceremony celebrated 58 students who are the first in their family to receive a college degree.
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At a special commencement ceremony for first-generation college graduates, a dean gave a speech made up of nothing but questions.
More and more schools are doing away with the valedictorian honor.
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More schools are deciding to scrap the tradition of naming a valedictorian – just as students from diverse backgrounds are becoming the first of their background to win the honor.
Jobs that are ‘IT intensive’ have shown dramatic growth, new research shows.
More students must acquire IT skills in order to secure jobs with upward mobility, according to a researcher who developed an index that shows a dramatic growth in ‘IT intensive’ jobs.
For many graduates, the future looms.
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A few years ago, a folklorist started gathering data on the creative ways graduates were embellishing their caps. From student debt to immigration, some themes quickly emerged.
Just under half of all Pell Grant recipients graduate on time, new data show.
New data show that less than half of all Pell Grant recipients graduate on time – a reality that one scholar attributes to the unique barriers faced by low-income students.
Hunger among college students is a growing problem.
It’s hard to succeed in college if you’re hungry. But more than half of community college students don’t have access to affordable and healthy food. What difference can food scholarships make?
Students work on an experiment in a biotech class at Antioch High School in Antioch, California.
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Career and technical education, or CTE, can boost the chances of high school graduation and lower the likelihood of dropping out, but timing is crucial, researchers argue.
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If it came down to buying a trip or a keepsake, which should you choose?
Adults? Or not yet?
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You’re officially an adult, but you may not feel like one. Why’s that so? When will you feel you’re a grown up?
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Evolutionary psychology could explain why the memories and friendships formed during these years seem more vivid, potent and meaningful than those from any other stage of life.
Why should African graduates be honoured with a Latin song when the continent has plenty of its own music and ways of celebrating?
A Latin song takes centre stage at graduation ceremonies around the world, including in South Africa. Isn’t it time the continent used its own methods to celebrate major events?
Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty says all graduates can make a difference.
Peter Doherty delivered the following speech at a graduation ceremony at Charles Sturt University this week. The first thing to say to new graduates is: congratulations! Special congratulations to the…