June 7, 2018 Issue

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Here’s How Higher Education Dies
The Atlantic - Jun 5, 2018
Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry.
Liberal arts face uncertain future at nation’s universities
Hechinger Report - Jun 4, 2018

Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry.

Some Texas colleges are offering a new kind of scholarship — to fight hunger on campus
Marketplace.org - Jun 5, 2018
Several Houston community colleges and universities have launched food scholarships to help students get enough to eat
How the Great Recession changed the job market forever for college grads
Washington Post - Jun 2, 2018
As this year’s college graduates transition from school to career, they are entering one of the healthiest job markets in decades for those with newly minted degrees
We Now Know A Lot More About Students Who Receive Federal College Grants
NPR.org - Jun 3, 2018
Admissions Process & Strategy
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What Worries You Most About the College Admissions Process?
New York Times - Jun 1, 2018
When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.

13 ridiculous things people have actually put on their college applications — no joke
INSIDER-Jun 4, 2018
When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.

College corner: You can still apply to these colleges for fall
Davis Enterprise-Jun 5, 2018
How to Use This Summer To Get Ready To Go To College
TeenLife Blog - Jun 5, 2018
High school juniors should use summer for college preparation
KVIA El Paso-Jun 5, 2018
College Visits
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10 Key Places to See on College Tours
US News - Jun 4, 2018
If you’re a soon-to-be college student, exploring a college campus in person can help you determine if the school is the right fit.
Summer
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Teens need paid summer jobs to learn life Should your teenager work this summer? Three reasons yes
CBS News - Jun 5, 2018
Summer jobs for teens are an endangered species worth saving. These seasonal jobs offer more than a paycheck. Summer employment can:
Why Are Fewer Teens Working Summer Jobs?
SHRM - Jun 6, 2018
Teen Health
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Teens and Energy Drinks: a Potentially Dangerous Combination
U.S. News & World Report - Jun 6, 2018
ENERGY DRINKS ARE ONE of the fastest growing beverage products on the global market. The worldwide market is projected to increase to $84.8 billion by 2025

Why are deaths among U.S. kids, teens on the rise?
CBS News-Jun 1, 2018
Columns and Blogs
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Counselors’ Corner with Patrick O’Connor Ph.D

2018: The School Year In Review
Post - Jun 6, 2018

College Admissions Strategies with Lee Bierer

What should you do when the kids come home for the summer?
Tribune News Service - Jun 5 2018

The College Solution Blog with Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Mythical Golden Tickets and the Ivy League
The College Solution Blog - May 16, 2018
Counselors
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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?
Hechinger Report - May 31, 2018
How Colorado is betting on counseling to vault low-income kids into good jobs and post-secondary education
Summer Melt: Why One Third of College-Bound Students Don’t Make It to Campus in the Fall
U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)-Jun 4, 2018
Parents
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Does saving for college mean you'll get less financial aid?
CNNMoney-May 31, 2018
The statement is generally true. But if you know the rules of the game, saving for your child’s education won’t significantly reduce their financial …
3 Last-Minute Steps Parents Can Take to Pay for College
Student Loan Hero (blog)- Jun 5, 2018
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How nontraditional pathways can lead workers to good jobs
PBS NewsHour - Jun 5, 2018
Not everyone takes a traditional route to a college degree that will prepare them for the workforce. John Yang talks with Nicole Smith of Georgetown University and Beth Cobert of the Markle Foundation about alternatives to help young adult
Career & Technical Education
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A B.A. Isn’t the Only Way
Bloomberg-Jun 4, 2018
Every year millions of Americans receive an asset that, based on past performance, promises to nearly double their lifetime incomes: a bachelor’s degree.
Betsy DeVos Headed to Europe to Explore Career Education, School Choice
EdWeek - Jun 5, 2018 (free registration required)
What makes a successful CTE partnership?
Education Dive-Jun 1, 2018
Swiss vocational training serves as a model for others
International-swissinfo.ch-Jun 4, 2018
Disabilities
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Q: College Feels Far Away. How Can We Help Our H.S. Junior See That It’s Not?
ADDitude

Getting services in college is more complicated than getting them in high school, but it’s much more manageable than you think. Here’s what you should know (and do) before your teen applies to college.

Gap Year
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The Best Freshman Year Is a Gap Year
The Chronicle of Higher Education-Jun 3, 2018

June 7, 2018
About HS CounselorWeek

This weekly resource searches main media outlets finding stories that may be of interest to high school counselors, college admission officers and related organizations, and provides links to the original articles. It is published by High School Counselor Marketing.

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Financial Aid/Scholarships
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Financial aid letters often hide the real cost of college. See if you can decipher these actual letters.
VOX - Jun 5, 2018
Every year, millions of students receive college acceptance letters. The inevitable question that follows for many of them: Can I afford this?
Top Colleges Are Cheaper Than You Think (Unless You’re Rich)
New York Times - Jun 5, 2018
Schools That Offer Tuition Waivers to Nonresidents
US News - Jun 4, 2018
The FAFSA Deadline Is Looming — Submit Yours ASAP
Refinery29 - Jun 6, 2018
SATs & ACTs
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3 Tips to Tackle ACT Geometry Questions
US News - Jun 4, 2018
It’s time to start thinking about the big college admissions test. So which one will it be: the SAT or the ACT? Let us help you figure it out.

 

Another big-name university drops SAT/ACT essay requirement
Washington Post-Jun 1, 2018