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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
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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.
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
'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.
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
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?
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,
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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.
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.
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.
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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
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