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Why Aren't College Students Using Career Services?
The Atlantic - Jan 20, 2018
One summer, a group of students with research jobs on campus, including myself, met up at a Thai restaurant in our college’s small town. This was our third free dinner of the week. . ..
The Students Who Don’t Believe College Is an Option
The Atlantic - Jan 18, 2018
TULARE, Calif.—Here in California’s heavily Latino agricultural heart, Adrian Lopez has worked on farms and in construction. . ..
New Bid to Overhaul College Admissions
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 22, 2018
In recent years, a number of high school districts and a few states have moved to require high school students to complete much more sophisticated projects to assess their eligibility for a high school diploma, and their preparation for college and the world of work. . ..
From 37,000 Feet, 5 Questions About College Admissions
Chronicle of Higher Ed - Jan 21, 2018
So much is said at a conference; no one could absorb every word. But unless you sleep through the whole thing, some random thoughts will follow you home. . ..
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

College credit in high school is all the rage, but what's the payoff?
Her Campus - Jan 20, 2018
Move over, Advanced Placement. Take a seat, International Baccalaureate. There's a challenger in town who wants to get students college credit in high school. . ..
8 Things Juniors Should Be Doing Right Now to Get into Their Dream College
Her Campus - Jan 20, 2018
As an aspiring collegiette, getting admitted into the college of your dreams is probably one of the highest priorities (if not the highest) in your life right now. To ensure your best chances at getting into your dream school, you should start early to make your application really stand out.. ..
Weigh High School Options for Earning College Credit
US News - Jan 22, 2018
As many high school students and parents know, the cost of a college education continues to rise. In light of this reality, many students are turning to high school curricular options that can lead to college credit,.....
And my final college choice is ... this one! No, wait, that one!
Burlington County Times - Jan 15, 2018
This teen Reality panelist has discovered that choosing between your top two colleges is no easy task. A few of his fellow seniors share their most important criteria....
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College visitations becoming a waste of time
Tribune News Servicer  - Jan 20, 2018
Question: Our 17-year-old daughter wants to begin visiting colleges. She’s a high school junior this year, and this is when the college visitations begin. We’re feeling like the Grinches Who Stole College Visitations because neither of us feel there’s any value to this practice.....
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Students with Disabilities

‘College Dreams Within Reach For More People On The Spectrum
Disability Scoop - Jan 15, 2018
CHICAGO — It was never a question whether Paris King would go to college. The 23-year-old, who is on the autism spectrum, loved learning — especially history — and he and his parents saw no reason why he shouldn’t continue to do so after high school...

Archives - Students with Disabilities
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HSCW Counselors' Corners
Post - Jan 25, 2018
A New Approach to FAFSA Completion—Want Prom? Complete FAFSA!
There’s been a lot of exciting changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Thanks to some insightful planning, FAFSA can now be completed as early as October 1.. More

Everybody Has a Story: High school counselor helped him take right fork in the road
The Columbian - Jan 24, 2018
The poet Robert Frost wrote of “The Road Not Taken.” Yogi Berra’s sage advice was that if we come to a fork in the road, we should take it......
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Why is it so difficult to figure out how much you’re going to pay for college
Washington Post - Jan 19, 2018
Over the next several months, along with college admissions offers, high school seniors will get financial aid letters from schools that illustrate how they might pay for tuition. For students and their parents, deciphering the letters from most schools is almost impossible......
How Parents Can Help as College Admission Deadlines Approach
Azusa Pacific University - Jan 23, 2018
The new year reminds all students that college admission deadlines are fast approaching. While the application process can be a time-consuming and stressful task for students,.....
Archives - Parents
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The SAT: What Parents Need To Know
Jewish Link NJ - Jan 18, 2018
You’ve known this day was coming: Your high schooler is growing up, getting taller and beginning to think about what will happen after the 12th grade. College might seem far away, but it is never too early to begin considering important components.....
How to Take the SAT, ACT for Free
US News - Jan 23, 2018
College can feel costly before students even get there, given the various fees associated with the application process. For students from low-income backgrounds, these expenses can be even more challenging.....
How will my student score on the ACT? Parents can use estimator to find out
stgeorgeutah.com - Jan 19, 2018
ST. GEORGE — Parents who would like an idea of how their middle-school or early high-school student will do on the ACT college-admissions test a few years from now are able to sneak a peek at their child’s probable future score.....
Archives - SATs & ACTs
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How to make a good impression in scholarship interviews
Tribune News Service - Jan 22, 2018
Applications have been submitted, and most seniors are now just anxiously awaiting their early action and regular decision notifications. Proactive students are searching for money to defray costs for next year. ...
Need To Pay For College? Make A Plan. Part 2: Scholarships
Forbes - Jan 17, 2018
"Scholarships are important to students for two reasons: They help defray the costs of tuition, and they allow students a reward for their hard work and dedication to education." - ...
Need To Pay For College? Make A Plan. Part 3: Other Financial Options
Forbes - Jan 19, 2018
The last part of this three-part series hits on the outlying areas of where financial assistance may come from for those attending college.. ...
Archives - FinAid/Scholarships
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Career and Technical Education

Construction industry, mid boom, can’t find enough skilled workers
Curbed - Jan 23, 2018
The country’s construction industry may be swamped with work, with spending on new projects peaking at $1 trillion in November. But all the demand, and dollars, in the world can’t seem to fix the industry’s persistent labor shortages.....
Why local manufacturers want to hire teenagers
WCPO - Jan 19, 2018
CINCINNATI -- "It's tough to stay with technology," Precision Machine instructor David Fox admitted Thursday. In the manufacturing field, companies ....
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Maine Wants To Expand Tech Classes To All Middle-Schoolers, But Some Educators Are Wary
Maine Public Radio - Jan 22, 2018
What was once called "vocational education" in Maine is now called "career and technical education," or CTE. More than 8,000 high schoolers are enrolled in classes at CTE centers around Maine. . ..
State Senate passes bill requiring uniform info on college financial aid
Lowell Sun - Jan 23, 2018
LOWELL -- The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill from Lowell's Sen. Eileen Donoghue that would require colleges and universities to provide prospective students with uniform information on financial-aid offerings. ..
Emails raise questions about central office pressure in Maryland graduation-rates scandal
Washington Post - Jan 23, 2018
Less than three weeks before graduation, a central office staffer in Prince George’s County told an assistant principal at DuVal High School that 130 students still needed to fulfill state requirements t. . ..
Pennsylvania Promise Pledges To Make Higher Education More Affordable
WESA.org - Jan 23, 2018
A policy proposal from the left-leaning Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center aims to cover tuition and fees for eligible recent high school graduates who attend community college or a state university. . ..
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Teens and Drugs

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Teen Addiction
TeenLife Blog - Jan 20, 2018
And as rates of addiction soar for old and young, it’s essential that parents educate themselves about youth substance abuse.. . ..
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