A strain of sorrow and pessimism underlies all of Vonnegut’s fiction, as well as his graduation speeches. But he also insisted that young people cherish those fleeting moments of joy.
Latino youths often feel more at home in after-school programs and in the community than they do in school. A sociologist explores why.
Taking a job while in college may put graduation out of reach for some students.
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.
A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
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.
‘White fragility’ plays a strong role in denying Black high school students valedictorian or salutatorian status.
Washington has made all states use these tests to evaluate students, teachers, principals, schools and entire school systems for nearly two decades.
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.
At a special commencement ceremony for first-generation college graduates, a dean gave a speech made up of nothing but questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
If it came down to buying a trip or a keepsake, which should you choose?
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?
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.
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?