May 10, 2018 Issue

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Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT won’t prepare you for the real world, one venture capitalist says
Marketplace.org - May 9, 2018
The education system drastically needs to be revamped, according to a new book called “What Schools Could Be.”
College Admissions Is About to Get Way Less Stressful
Bloomberg - May 3, 2018
Congratulations, seniors. You made it. Not yet through high school, but through that even more arduous process known as college admissions, culminating in a stack of acceptance and rejection letters each spring.
Why community colleges can’t ignore the needs of part-time students
PBS NewsHour - May 4, 29018
DALLAS — A new report shows that part-time student success in community colleges is key to closing achievement gaps for minority students, according to EAB, a research and technology services company in Washington, D.C.
OPINION: Fewer students have to take college remedial math, data show
Hechinger Report - May 9, 2018
At first, they were isolated experiments.  Community colleges were rolling back their remedial math requirements. Students who would have been required to take anywhere from one to four remedial courses were being placed into shorter sequences of remedial courses
Admissions Process & Strategy
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Colleges' 'Good Neighbor' Policies Reveal Great Opportunities For Local Students
Forbes - May 3, 2018
Colleges and universities have long been cultural and economic engines for the towns and localities in which they’re located.
Last-Minute College Options for Fall 2018
U.S. News & World Report - May 3, 2018
College Admissions: Finishing as Strongly as You Start
Voice of America-May 5, 2018
What to Do If Your School Doesn't Offer AP Courses
US News & World Report - May 9, 2018
College Visits
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10 tips to make the most of your teen’s college tour
Chicago Parent - May 9, 2018
One of my favorite quotes about visiting colleges is something along the lines of “Never has a 19-year-old walking backward had so much power over your life.” It’s funny because it’s true
College decisions made luxe: For $57,000, you can travel to campuses on a private jet
CNBC-May 4, 2018
The Admissions Tour That Went Horribly Wrong
Inside Higher Ed - May 7, 2018
Police called on two Native American students taking college tour
CBS News-May 4, 2018
Summer
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'100 DEADLIEST DAYS' | Summer means danger for teen drivers
Fox Baltimore-May 2, 2018
A report from AAA says the start of summer ushers in the “100 Deadliest Days” for teenage drivers. According to the report, the cellphone is the main reason why so many new teen drivers could die in crashes.
Columns and Blogs
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Counselors’ Corner with Patrick O’Connor Ph.D

A Counselor’s Thank You to Teachers
Post - May 8, 2018

College Admissions Strategies with Lee Bierer

No acceptance in hand? There’s still space available at these Carolina colleges
Tribune News Service -May 8 2018

The College Solution Blog with Lynn O’Shaughnessy

15 Things to Know About U.S. News’ College Rankings
The College Solution Blog - May 8, 2018
Counselors
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College Admissions Counselors: From Gatekeepers To Caseworkers
Forbes - May 8, 2018
College has long been touted as, “the best four years of your life!” Actually earning a college degree in four years, however, is something of an aberration
Parents
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How college coaches recommend parents help with recruiting
USA TODAY High School Sports-May 3, 2018
Nowadays, it seems every article about parents and recruiting includes the words “helicopter parent.” Parents just want to help. Coaches just want to recruit. So where are we all going wrong here?
Should Parents of the College-Bound Pull First From the Coverdell or the 529 Plan Account?
Motley Fool - May 3, 2018
How helping your adult children financially can end up hurting their career
MarketWatch - May 4, 2018
Have a Teenager Going Off to College? Take These 7 Health Steps Before They Leave
People - May 8, 2018
Video
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Why many teens no longer even look for a summer job
CBS News-May 7, 2018
Finding a summer job is becoming increasingly difficult for teenagers. It’s getting to the point that many aren’t even looking for employment as they focus on furthering their education among other things,
Career & Technical Education
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Commentary: High school graduates should consider a trade
The Daily Herald-May 4, 2018
College isn’t right for everyone, and learning a trade can lead to a well-paying, satisfying career.
Teens Should Take The Initiative As They Eye Summer Opportunities
Forbes - May 8, 2018
Teen Health
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The Science of Sleep: Teen Circadian Rhythms Explained
U.S. News & World Report-May 4, 2018
COULD extra sleep have a positive effect on your child’s academic performance, school engagement, attitude, and physical and mental health? Research I was involved in suggests it’s a strong start.
Being called 'fat' in early teens tied to later eating disorders for girls
Reuters - May 8, 2018
Disabilities
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Dyslexia Reading Center Helps Kids Overcome Challenges
State College News-May 7, 2018
Elayna Howell has only been receiving tutoring from the Dyslexia Reading Center of Central Pennsylvania since September, but after years of struggling she’s improved by about two grades worth of reading and caught up to her fifth grade level.
May 10, 2018
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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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How to Compare Financial Aid and Make That Final College Decision
TeenLife Blog - May 7, 2018
As offers of college admission and financial-aid awards arrive, students (and parents) are faced with some difficult decisions. Do you accept an offer from a dream college that you simply can’t afford?
Here's how much it actually costs to attend the top 17 colleges in the US
CNBC- May 7, 2018
At many top colleges, the sticker price doesn’t tell the whole story. After grants and scholarships are awarded, some of the best schools in the country become much more affordable
SATs & ACTs
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College Corner: Take The ACT—You May Be Pleasantly Surprised
CapeNews.net-May 5, 2018
There will be thousands of high school students on the Cape and across the country taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) on Saturday, May 5. If your son or daughter is one of them, then let me explain why I strongly recommend that they also take the American College Test (ACT).
SAT and ACT flunk out in documentary 'The Test & the Art of Thinking'
Los Angeles Times-May 3, 2018
Michael Arlen Davis’ briskly informative, convincing documentary takes aim at those gantlets of supposed aptitude measurement, the SAT and ACT…Davis interviews students, teachers, parents, academics and tutors, and finds only more grounds for controversy