Research + News | Topic: Academics

Farewell, Valedictorian?

Should high school students be competing for the highest grades? Read the article here.

Better Sleep Habits Lead To Better College Grades

Data on MIT students underscore the importance of getting enough sleep; bedtime also matters. Read the article here.

Helping Teens Deal With College Stress

High school is stressful, but when you add in the pressure to get into college then the stress can skyrocket. Read the article here.

Stressed Teens Fret Over How Much To Relax During The Summer

For many teenagers, summer break has become a multiple-choice pressure cooker, when they must decide whether to: (a) rest and recharge, (b) work and make money, or (c) rack up activities that stand out on college applications. Read the article here.

The Demon In Middlebury

What happens when liberal democracy increasingly resembles communism, especially in higher education. Read the article here.

All School And No Work Becoming The Norm For American Teens

From the article:

“Many factors are at play in the decline of teen labor force participation, including increased school enrollment, seasonal employment, decreased returns to work, reduced demand for low-wage work, minimum wage hikes, and competition from older workers or immigrants. Time pressure is another driver of reduced teen participation. Teens have many demands on their time and those demands fundamentally differ between the academic year and summer.”

Read the article here.

The Unintended Consequences Of Academic Pressure

Where did academic pressure come from? Read the blog post from Tim Elmore here.

SAT To Score Students’ ‘Disadvantages’ To Try To Even The Playing Field

The College Board has been testing a tool that could give the millions of students who take the SATs every year a score measuring their economic hardships and other disadvantages. Read the article here.

Some College Students Fall Into Vicious Cycle Of Drug Use, Stress, Poor Academics

The adoption of one harmful behavior, such as heavy alcohol use, can lead college students into a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and poor grades, according to a new study by researchers at Binghamton, State University of New York. Read the article here.

The Augsburg Concession

Augsburg College—now Augsburg University—has gone from “awakened” to “woke.” It has arguably conceded more to the secular progressive agenda than any Lutheran college or university in America. Read the full article here.