Resources

A Crusade Against Terrible Advising - Chronicle article that goes over how college is a rigged game according to Ned Laff. But students could be shown how to win it. 

 

Incredible TED talk by Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps - Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear.

 

MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect lower income families.

 

Step Up to College: A Guide to the College Preparation, Application, Admissions, and Financial Aid Processes is the #1 college admissions resource for college-bound students and their families

 

The missing low-income students - Study finds notable drop in proportion of recent high school graduates from bottom 20 percent of family incomes who are enrolling in college.

 

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and student affairs professionals

 

Inside Higher Ed is a media company and online publication that provides news, opinion, resources, events and jobs focused on college and university topics. Quad Partners has a controlling interest in the publication.

 

MyCoalition is a set of free, online college-planning tools that empowers you to learn about, prepare for, and apply to colleges.

 

A panel of influential higher ed presidents convened in NYC to talk strategies for improvement (4 ways colleges can better serve low-income high-achievers)

 

Education Dive provides news and analysis for leaders in higher ed and k-12. Covering topics like online learning, policy, ed tech, MOOCs, admissions, etc.

 

College Board is a mission-driven organization representing over 6000 of the world's leading colleges, schools, and other educational organizations.

 

The ACT test is a curriculum-based education and career planning tool for high school students that assesses the mastery of college readiness standards.

 

List of 1,200+ Accredited, Four-Year Colleges and Universities with ACT/SAT-Optional Policies

 

US News Education provides rankings of over 1400 best colleges and universities and hundreds of best graduate school programs

 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form you need to fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college

 

Articles and blogs from the U.S. government with news involving student loans, federal student aid, FAFSA, etc.

 

Emerging practices for measuring students’ relationships and networks

Articles on the impact of the lack of social capital on college students

Article by Forbes on how transitioning into online school has deteriorated social life for college students, and other implications involving international students and financial impacts.

 

Article by Vox that describes the decisions made by lawmakers in reference to how universities and schools must handle COVID-19, and how the disruptions to social life and regular school routine affects the daily lives of students.

 

Article by JFF that talks about how lack of social capital has left many college students without sources to find jobs, and that those who have created lasting connections in university have more abilities to find jobs during this tough time.

 

Article by Strada that discusses how college alumni are trying to help the social capital of college students by offering low-income students jobs, and trying to increase alumni relations with students.

 

Article by USNews that discusses the disadvantages of social lives being cut from college students, and how everything being moved to an online space causes more mental health issues for students. The article also lists resources to help college students with mental health issues.

 

Article by BBC News that documents students from Cambridge University as they now have to do online classes, and how despite there being no face to face classes, that they are still able to communicate digitally.

 

Article by Triblive that explains that the physical social interactions that students had in their universities allowed them to create connections with faculty, and ultimately have the motivation to finish school. With the use of online classes now, many students feel as though they do not have much motivation, which can cause an increase in drop-out rates.

 

Video by BusinessInsider that shows various students explaining the impact of covid-19 on their college experience. Students acknowledged that the value of their education has lessened due to online classes, and the aspect of having in person classes, as well as research students in lab classes, and also athletes having season cancelled has tarnished opportunities they may have received.

 

Article by North Jersey explains that lack of social interaction within college students have tarnished their mental health and opportunities.

 

Article by the NPR that explains the changes that may happen in the fall semester to college students, and how their education and social lives may change. The article acknowledges that despite online classes being a priority, there may be classes or clubs that will be allowed to meet face to face, with requirements of social distancing.

 

Article by Ball State University describes how social media has replaced physical social life for plenty of students, and that a study of students showed that they are happier using a social media medium to interact with classmates.

 

Article by The Hechinger Report that explains how students from UCLA are not enjoying online higher education because they are lacking that social connection with a teacher, and many find themselves having to teach themselves.

 

Article by CNBC that explains that there is a high rate of college dropouts due to the pandemic and many students believe that they are not getting the college experience that they wanted.

 

Article by Observer showing that students are losing opportunities that they had for summer internships and research assignments due to the pandemic. They are also losing job opportunities that would allow them to excel in their education.