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Question of the Week

We were ask by some of our readers if there was any way to poll our subscribers. We gave it some thought, and have come up with a Question of the Week Blog

Todays Question is on how high schools record the grade from dual enrollment programs?

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College Admissions - Larger Picture

Counseling for college a key school role COLLEGE COUNTDOWN KAREN ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, PA - Mar 30, 2006
According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the average counselor-to-student ratio in Pennsylvania is 423 to 1, while the ...
Affordability, student transfers on the table in higher-education ...
USA Today - Mar 29, 2006
The Republican-led U.S. House is poised to consider a package of higher-education proposals today that proponents say would increase college access and affordability and make it easier for students to transfer to different schools...
Race controversy over aid
St. John's University The Torch, NY - Mar 29, 2006
Colleges and universities across the nation are making financial aid programs that were created specifically for minority students available to their entire student bodies...
BYU, New College of Florida top buys
United Press International - Mar 28, 2006
NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Utah's Brigham Young University and the New College of Florida top the Princeton Review's lists of "best value" colleges. ...
School admissions practices defended
Baltimore Sun, United States - Mar 28, 2006
By Brent Jones. Moving to defuse a controversy over lowered admission standards at some of Baltimore's elite high schools, two top ...
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Gender Gap

Paradox of the Perfect Girl
AlterNet, CA - Mar 29, 2006
While overachieving girls are knocking on the front doors of America's best colleges, admission officers are letting their slacker brothers slip in the back door...
Kenyon's Policy Against Women Stirs a Debate
New York Sun, NY - Mar 27, 2006
A college admissions director's confession that female applicants are being rejected in order to admit less qualified men is roiling the higher education community and stirring debate about the goals of affirmative action. ...
Trend on campus spells trouble
MaineToday.com, ME - Mar 27, 2006
Many of the faces in Kate Mitchell's remedial English class are profiles in boredom. One student suppresses a yawn. Another cracks a joke. A third peers down at a cell phone, distracted by a text message...
Methods vary as colleges try to attract men
MaineToday.com, ME - Mar 27, 2006
By KEVIN WACK, Portland Press Herald Writer. A Pennsylvania college added more photos of men to its admissions brochures. A small ...
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

The ABCs of choosing a college
Chicago Tribune, United States - Mar 29, 2006
By Stephen D. Schutt. It's spring again, and every college-bound high school senior is holding a nervous vigil by the mailbox waiting ...
Applying to college takes ink, research
Roanoke Times, VA - Mar 27, 2006
In the old days -- back in 1980 -- when I applied to college, I naively applied to only one. Fortunately, I got in -- because I didn't have a fallback...
Getting into college is a tough test
Buffalo News,  United States - Mar 28, 2006
By JAY REY. It's a month of highs and lows and angst for college-bound seniors awaiting word from schools and wrestling with where ...
'Resume Padding' Prevalent In College-Bound Students Who Volunteer
eMaxHealth.com, NC - Mar 28, 2006<
Although the rates of volunteerism among high schoolers appear to be healthy, a study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher suggests that "resume-padding" - not simple altruism - may be the driving force ...
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Dining moves up on the college priority list
NorthJersey.com, NJ - Mar 29, 2006
Like millions of high school seniors across the country this month, Colin Braley of Oakton, Va., is trying to decide where to go to college...
Rejection Brings Re-Evaluation Of College Education Goals
Hartford Courant, United States - Mar 22, 2006
You can't always get what you want, and when Pam Soberman learned that she had been deferred by the only college she could imagine herself attending, she was crushed...
The school that got away
Baltimore Sun, United States - Mar 30, 2006
Getting a college rejection letter isn't the end of the world. In fact, it puts you in some pretty notable company. By Dan Thanh Dang and Jonathan Pitts. ...
Admissions anxiety growing
DetNews.com, MI - Mar 23, 2006
Michael Martin has done well in the college admissions sweepstakes, having been accepted by eight universities and rejected by one. But he expects to hear from 12 more colleges in the next few weeks, including Georgetown, Wake Forest and the University of California, Los Angeles... ..
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SAT Scoring Errors

SATs score big on headaches
USA Today - Mar 27, 2006
Norah Webster wasn't surprised to learn this month that thousands of scores from SAT tests taken in October had been miscalculated...
Students deserve competence in SAT scores
The Courier-Journal, IN - Mar 27, 2006
As if taking the SAT didn't give high school students enough anxiety. The news that thousands of SAT tests were incorrectly scored must be a rattling many college hopefuls right now...
Time to Think
Civilrights.org, DC - Mar 29, 2006
In a perfect world, accommodations on the SAT would level the playing field for all test-takers with learning disabilities. Is that the case? ...
The Testing Bubble Bursts
The Nation., NY - Mar 29, 2006
Looks like the $2.3 billion standardized testing industry forgot to devise a much needed self-examination...
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SAT Timed Test

Learning disabled left behind
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - Mar 30, 2006
There's a girl I know who is a straight-A student in high school. She is poised, bright and organized, the kind who answers the ...
What Do You Think of Special Treatment for Learning Disabled ...
ABC News - Mar 30, 2006
March 29, 2006 — For years, the College Board, which administers the SAT, has provided special accommodations for students taking the exam who have learning ...
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Midwest News

PNC, Ivy Tech ink deal
South Bend Tribune, IN - Mar 30, 2006
WESTVILLE -- Purdue University North Central and Ivy Tech Community College have sealed a commitment to give students earning associate degrees from Ivy Tech ...
Education Summit
WILX-TV, MI - Mar 28, 2006
Hundreds of Michigan educators take a break from the classroom to attend the governor's education summit. The summit was held Monday in Lansing. ...
Funding for community colleges may get a boost
Traverse City Record Eagle, MI - Mar 29, 2006
LANSING (AP) — The state's 28 community colleges would get funding increases ranging from 1.6 percent to 3.4 percent under legislation approved Tuesday by ...
Publication touts Indiana schools' value
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN - Mar 29, 2006
By Krista J. Stockman. Eight schools in Indiana, including Manchester College, have been named "Best Values" by The Princeton Review. ...
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AP Courses

Advanced Placement tests gaining influence
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, SD - Mar 27, 2006
WASHINGTON - American high school seniors took more than 1.5 million Advanced Placement exams last year, dramatizing the rising influence of the accelerated classes on school curriculums, college admissions and assessment of schools and state education programs...
The AP arms race
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - Mar 24, 2006
WHILE WE WORRY about nuclear proliferation in Iran and the extensive deployment of IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in Iraq, there is another arms race in America's high schools. Educators have dubbed it "the AP arms race." ...
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College Costs Issues

Finding the cash to pay for college
phillyBurbs.com, PA - Mar 23, 2006
Over the next month, parents of high school seniors will open their mailboxes to find financial aid packages from the colleges that have accepted their child. And many parents will begin wondering how they'll afford the next four years...
Add everything up when considering a college financial aid package
Buffalo News,  United States - Mar 30, 2006
NEW YORK - It's that time of year again. No, not tax time, it#39;s financial aid time for graduating high school seniors. Choosing among the complicated packages of loans, grants and student employment isn't easy but for many families it's the deciding factor in where to send their children to college. ...
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