This week, the NFL and HBCUs partner up; we examine the pandemic’s influence on the attitudes of high school and college students as well as its impact on grade inflation; and we share some required reading for first-year college students!
In an initiative aiming to increase the number of Black medical professionals in the NFL, the four historically Black medical colleges in the U.S. and the NFL have formed a new partnership. The medical colleges will provide eight NFL teams with students for clinical rotations during the 2022 season.
A recent survey by the ECMC Group found that the pandemic has decreased high school student interest in four-year colleges. Teenagers want more affordable, shorter, career-connected pathways after high school.
As for college students, many want the hybrid learning options that developed out of necessity during the pandemic to stick around. College students want to live on campus but also enjoy the flexibility of attending classes remotely and asynchronously.
A study by the ACT found that high school grade inflation accelerated during the pandemic. Though the ACT may have a vested interest in wanting students to continue to pursue standardized testing, a federal study by the Education Department found similar results.
For all the high school seniors out there, here’s a select list of colleges and the required (or recommended) reading they are assigning to incoming first-year students this summer. Get a sneak peek here.