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Why Is Undergraduate College Enrollment Declining?
NPR.org - May 25, 2018
Undergrad enrollment in the U.S. is down for the sixth straight year. Women enrolling in higher education saved colleges in the 1980s. So who can save colleges today?
Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it
Hechinger Report - May 23, 2018
Two surveys last year painted an unambiguous picture: Republicans had soured on higher education.  They thought colleges had a negative impact on the country and the “way things were going.”

A Degree With Zero Student Debt. Does It Work?
NPR.org - May 28, 2018
Justin Napier is exactly the kind of community college graduate Tennessee was hoping for. In high school, Napier didn’t have his eye on college. In fact,
Asian-Americans face an unfair ceiling in college admissions
Chicago Sun-Times-May 25, 2018
Admissions Process & Strategy
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The Two Most Important College-Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less
The Atlantic - May 25, 2018
When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.
Applying to college? Know what road to travel
WBFO.org - May 29, 2018
When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.

Unvarnished Tales of Getting Into College in the U.S.
New York Times - May 30, 2018
Watching This Film Can Humanize Your College Process
Forbes - May 26, 2018
Why a college degree in three years is easier said than done
CNBC - May 29, 2018
College Visits
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College Corner: Improve Acceptance Chances With An Interview
CapeNews.net-May 25, 2018

For three years as an undergraduate, I worked as a campus tour guide for prospective students interested in attending my college. It was one of my favorite jobs during my college career because it gave me a chance

What Questions to Expect at a College Interview
Atlanta Jewish Times-May 23, 2018
Mark Fisher provides some practice questions students can use before they schedule a college interview.
Summer
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Teens need paid summer jobs to learn life skills
The Columbus Dispatch - May 29, 2018
As the school year draws to a close and fewer teens plan to spend their summers scooping ice cream, carrying golf clubs and working other hourly jobs
Summer means increased risk of dying in car crashes for teens
USA Today - May 28, 2018
Teen Health
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Get Moving: The Benefits of Exercise for Teen Mental Health
U.S. News & World Report - May 28, 2018
Why is exercise so essential for teens? Because physical activity has significant benefits for teen mental health, according to a large body of research.
Teenagers confront teen suicide their way
Utica Observer Dispatch-May 29, 2018
Columns and Blogs
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Counselors’ Corner with Patrick O’Connor Ph.D

Summer Help for the Kids Who Need it Most
Post - May 30, 2018

College Admissions Strategies with Lee Bierer

There’s more you need to know about letters of recommendation
Tribune News Service -May 29 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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What Role Do School Counselors Play After A School Shooting?
Houston Public Media - May 29, 2018
Santa Fe High School students returned to class this morning (May 29), a little over a week after another student shot and killed ten people on campus.
College advising program hopes to serve 1,000 high schools by 2025
Education Dive - May 30, 2018
Parents
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The Mom Who Tweets at Employers Asking Them to Hire Her Kid
Slate Magazine - May 29, 2018
It’s undoubtedly true that some parents, somewhere, give their adult children excellent guidance on jobs and work life. But based on the letters I get at Ask a Manager
Parents, Know Thyselves In Your Child's College Admission Process
Forbes - May 29, 2018
Few people know about this key college savings plan
CNBC - May 29, 2018
Should grandparents open a 529 savings plan to help with college costs?
The Boston Globe - May 24, 2018
Parents: Here's Why to Start Talking About College Costs With Your 8th Grader
Motley Fool - May 28, 2018
Video
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Teaching kids about healthy boundaries in the #MeToo era
PBS Newshour - May 29, 2018
How are schools using the #MeToo movement to open up discussions about consent, nonverbal cues and what constitutes a healthy relationship? Special correspondent Cristina Quinn of WGBH went to one Massachusetts high school to see what students are learning
Career & Technical Education
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How to learn the business of business as a high schooler
MarketPlace - May 24, 2018

President Donald Trump has tapped Scott Stump, who runs Vivayic, Inc., “a learning solutions” company in Lincoln, Neb., as assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education.

Trump Ed. Dept. Announces New Career and Technical Education Grants
EdWeek - May 24, 2018 (free registration required)
Disabilities
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“No More Begging for School Accommodations”
ADDitude - May 30, 2018

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.

Commentary: What to Consider When Choosing a College If Your Child Learns Differently
The 74 - May 29, 2018
May 31, 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.

Financial Aid/Scholarships
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How to Pay for College if You Don’t Qualify for Financial Aid From the Federal Government
The Student Loan Report-May 24, 2018

If you think you’ve snagged just what you need to cover your college costs this fall, think again.

Mostly Positive Effects of a 'Last-Dollar' Scholarship
Inside Higher Ed - May 30, 2018
SATs & ACTs
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SAT vs. ACT: How to Know Which Test Is Right For You
TeenLife Blog - May 29, 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.
Study Prompts Questions About Importance Of Test Scores In College Admissions
WBUR.org - Here And Now - May 29, 2018
Many college-bound students assume that their SAT or ACT test scores are the biggest factor in being admitted to a good college.
U.S. Education Department warns school districts to protect student privacy for SAT and ACT
Washington Post - May 25, 2018
How to Master SAT Paired Passages
U.S. News & World Report (blog) - May 28, 2018
The redesigned SAT’s reading section includes a single set of paired passages. Paired passages assess reading comprehension and synthesis skills via questions that require students to compare and contrast two passages.
SAT vs. GPA: Four years should outweigh four hours
Yakima Herald-Republic-May 25, 2018