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College Big Picture
|The Gigantic Student Loan Problem |
Washington Monthly - Sep 19, 2011
The Forgive Student Debt to Stimulate the Economy plan, an initiative to forgive all students loans, now has actual legislation. Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) has apparently introduced legislation seeking to forgive student loan forgiveness....
|The College For-profits Should Fear |
Washington Monthly - September/October 2011
John Robinson was working nights as an emergency medical technician in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, when he decided to pull his son out of school. David was a second grader with a penchant for acting out,...
Inside the Admissions Office
|A New 'Poor Students Need Not Apply' Policy at College? |
TIME - Sep 22, 2011
The retailer's favorite customer isn't the bargain hunter who purchases goods on sale, but the shopper who happily pays full price. Same goes for colleges nowadays. Many American universities admit ...
|1 in 4 college admissions officers report outside pressure |
Chicago Tribune - Sep 21, 2011
About a quarter of college and university admissions officers experience pressure from senior-level administrators, trustees and donors to admit some applicants, according to a first-of-its-kind survey of admissions ...
|Confessions of a Common App Reader |
Huffington Post - Sep 19, 2011
As a college application reader at several elite universities, I hear many concerns from students and parents about the process. Here are a few suggestions from the other side of the table....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Get Smart About College |
Wall Street Journal - Sep 19, 2011
It's the time of year when families start to think about colleges. But very few take a crucial first step: thinking about how they think....
|Should You Be Flattered By a College’s Red Carpet Treatment |
College Solution Blog - Sep 19, 2011
I received an email yesterday from a friend of mine whose son is a brilliant high school senior. She wanted to know what they should think about invitations her son has received to apply to colleges through VIP or priority applications...
|The Hazards of Applying To a Reach School |
CBS News MoneyWatch - Sep 19, 2011
Is your child planning on applying to any reach schools? If you're thinking about applying to a reach school, read this first. It could save you thousands of dollars....
College Admissions Essays
|Seven tips for writing your college essay |
San Jose Mercury News - Sep 19, 2011
High school seniors across the world are now embarking on the daunting yet exciting task of writing the all-important college essays. For many, this is the first time they have ever had to write a personal statement....
|Your Admissions Essay, Live on Stage |
New York Times - The Choice - Sep 19, 2011
College applicants – and, in some cases, their advisers, friends and parents – spend incalculable time poring over the personal statement....
Fairs and Visting Colleges
| How to Get the Most Out of College Fairs |
GoLocalProv - Sep 19, 2011
The fall college fair season is upon us. School gyms and convention centers will be buzzing with parents and students exploring options and gathering information....
|7 Tips For Making The Most Of Your College Fair Visit |
Westchester.com - Sep 20, 2011
College-bound juniors and seniors know that fall is college fair season. Often held at local arenas or large gymnasiums, the fairs feature hundreds of college admissions representatives, each with an array of colorful brochures and give-away items...
FinAid - Scholarships
|Has anyone come up with a ranking of college rankings? |
Washington Post - Campus Overload - Sep 14, 2011
Wait, wait, you don’t really care? Or you like to pretend that you don’t care? In that case, here are some off-beat rankings that are more entertaining (but still have substance):...
|A+ Colleges For B Students |
Huffington Post - Sep 16, 2011
Want to go to a great college but only have average grades? Never fear! All is not lost!....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Sep 21, 2011
21st Century Skills are so Counselor Centered
There’s good news and bad news on the education front. For counselors, this creates yet another opportunity ... More
|Surviving admissions madness |
Chicago Tribune - Sep 21, 2011
After his son's college entrance process, author has this advice for parents: Relax..
|Five College Care Package Ideas for Parents |
US News & World Report - Sep 14, 2011
Your student may have been in school for one week or one month. No matter when they started classes, however, they are undoubtedly feeling the stress of college life kick in...
Saving For College
|Ten Things College Students Waste Money On |
Forbes - Sep 15, 2011
When we made the decision to pay for my son’s college education many years ago, we never expected the price of tuition to almost double just as he entered the University of California. ...
|State budget had big impact in classrooms |
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sep 16, 2011
Seventy percent of Pennsylvania school districts that responded to a recent survey on the effects of state education budget cuts reported they increased class size, 44 percent reduced electives and 35 percent decreased tutoring programs....
|Maine early-college study panel appointed |
Houston Chronicle - Sep 20, 2011
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has appointed 15 members of a task force that will recommend how to expand early college opportunities for high school students.....
|Anti-Bullying Laws Get Tough With Schools |
NPR.org - Weekend Edition Saturday - Sep 17, 2011
SCOTT SIMON, host: The problem of bullying has escalated in recent years, from schoolyard taunts to online slurs. This month, two new anti-bullying laws have gone into effect..
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