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Investigating College Admission
Forbes - Apr 21, 2018
Despite the considerable turbulence in the Department of Justice (DOJ), one might wonder how the admission practices of a small number of America’s colleges have come under scrutiny
University Revokes 50-Plus Full-Ride Scholarships; Recipients Did Nothing Wrong
Inside Higher Ed - Apr 30, 2018
This is the time of year when some colleges find that more admitted applicants than they expected have accepted admissions offers. Generally this is viewed as a good problem to have
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Senioritis: College Acceptances In Jeopardy
Forbes-May 1, 2018
For students who have obsessed over being admitted to college for months (if not years), it feels like the finish line, a time to collapse with exhaustion from a race well run. Not so quickly! There are still important details to attend to—maintaining good grades, staying out of trouble and actually graduating. The senior year of …
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Study finds that picking the wrong college can make you depressed—here’s why
CNBC - Apr 30, 2018
As college decision deadlines approach, thousands of students across the U.S. are making their final choices about where they want to study. Students often consider factors like price, size and professional outcomes,
College Admission Fairs: Do They Matter?
Forbes - Apr 26, 2018
The roar of voices in the cavernous convention hall is deafening and the combination of anxiety, excitement and body heat contribute to the thick air and complicated teenage odor. “A meat market” is how one student describes this ritual of a college admission fair–hundreds
7 Things High School Students Should Know Before Considering A Gap Year
Her Campus - Apr 27, 2018
Everyone knows the first year of college is the hardest. You’re completely on your own for the first time—not to mention trying to pick the right classes,
School Counselors Sued in Sexual Assault Case
U.S. News & World Report-Apr 25, 2018
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The family of a teenager who was sexually assaulted by a Stratford teacher’s aide is claiming the school’s counselors knew about the assaults and didn’t report it.
On college acceptance day, 7 parenting tips for managing disappointment
Chicago Tribune-Apr 30, 2018
Some decisions are mundane, like choosing what to eat for breakfast. Others, though, can feel grandiose. Like deciding where to attend college.
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Technical schools are getting a 21st century makeover
Education Dive - Apr 25, 2018
Essex Tech in Massachusetts is turning around its curriculum to combine vocational training with academics so students are prepared to walk into a job, college, or both. They leave with a high school diploma and a professional certification in a field they’ve focus on while in school.
Colleges are adding programs in a once-decimated industry — manufacturing
Hechinger Report - Apr 30, 2018
RANDOLPH CIRCLE, Vt. — With vertical mills, lathes and flat screen monitors at their disposal, members of Vermont Technical College’s Fabrication Club are hard at work in Morrill Hall.
Checking out skilled trades
Greater Milwaukee Today-Apr 29, 2018
Teen vaping epidemic spreads to middle schools
Axios - Apr 30, 2018
“A new wave of smaller vapes has swept through schools in recent months, … replacing bulkier e-cigarettes from the past. It’s now common in some schools to find students crowded into bathrooms to vape, or performing vape tricks in class,” AP’s Collin Binkley reports.
Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher
New York Times - Apr 30, 2018
Research shows a correlation between greater academic demands and a reduction in drinking, smoking and drug use.
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How families can get the best possible college financial aid
WTOP - May 1, 2018
WASHINGTON — Tuesday is College Signing Day, when many high school students make their decision about where they’ll go to class in the fall.
6 other college costs to consider when the financial aid letter arrives
WSLS 10-Apr 30, 2018
(BPT) – The last year of high school is a whirl of activity, and it’s no different when it comes to the final leg of college selection. Once the acceptance notifications arrive, it will soon be time to sit down with a different stack of mail: financial aid letters.
Study: Colleges That Ditch The SAT And ACT Can Enhance Diversity
NPR.org - Apr 26, 2018
There are now well over 1,000 colleges and universities that don’t require SAT or ACT scores in deciding whom to admit, a number that’s growing every year.
How to Avoid 3 AP Test-Day Mistakes
U.S. News & World Report (blog) - Apr 30, 2018
College to open testing center for accommodations
The Bowdoin Orient- Apr 26, 2018
Bowdoin will hire an additional employee who will be fully devoted to accommodating students with disabilities who will start next year