Some manufacturers in Connecticut are looking to hire students directly out of high school and college. Thomas Allen, head of the mechanical design and engineering technology department at one local high school, said the need for skilled workers is so great that in the past two years all of his high-school seniors had job offers.
The presence of humans is causing more animal populations -- including coyotes, elephants and tigers -- to become more nocturnal to avoid interaction with people, a recent study found. Researchers reviewed data from 76 studies of 62 species around the globe.
Women in higher-education administration can positively affect their institution by connecting and sharing with their colleagues and listening to various points of view, writes Judith White, the retiring president and executive director of HERS. She also recommends leaders keep a sense of purpose and hone the ability to thrive during challenging times.
Using visual aids and designing a discussion about how images and graphics can both reinforce and challenge their assumptions can help engage students, writes adjunct education professor Jennifer Davis Bowman. In this commentary, she talks about how she used a line graph that compared student attendance rates with grades to start a discussion about grades and absenteeism.
Children along the US-Mexico border who have been separated from their parents may experience lasting physical harm, several researchers suggest. The increased stress from separation can affect a child's immune system and can increase their risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or other health problems.
School librarians must go beyond the library's walls to support students' 21st-century learning needs, writes Mark Ray, director of innovation and library services for a Washington school district. In this blog post, he shares the lessons he learned about applying the principles of the Future Ready Librarians initiative and embracing the expanding role of librarians.
As the extension of year-round Pell Grants enters its second year, colleges in some states, such as Louisiana and Alabama, have seen growth in summer enrollments, data show. Kim Cook, executive director of the National College Access Network, says taking summer courses can be key to helping some students finish their degrees on time.
Three-quarters of people surveyed by Verndale said they don't believe fully online colleges can provide a "true college experience" for students, but only half of students who have experienced blended-learning environments felt that way. The data also showed that 73% said employers now, or in the future, would place the same value on degrees, whether they were earned online or in a traditional campus setting.
The University of Missouri will use a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase student engagement in the sciences. The five-year grant, also given to 32 other colleges, is aimed at increasing economic and racial diversity within scientific fields.
An implant that generates insulin when prompted by caffeine consumption might help free people with type 1 diabetes from insulin shots, a study suggests. The study is one of several published recently related to the health benefits of drinking coffee.