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College Big Picture
|College is still worthwhile, study finds |
Los Angeles Times - Dec 29, 2011
With college costs soaring and new graduates struggling to land jobs, is higher education still worth the money? Yes, according to an analysis by one recent college graduate who has studied the issue carefully.....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Juniors, start your application checklist |
Charlotte Observer - Jan 03, 2012
Happy New Year, juniors! The mantle has been passed from the seniors to you. Now it's your turn to go through the college admissions process. Here are some things you should be thinking about over the next few months:....
|What Are the Most Important Parts of the College Application? |
US News & World Report - UNIGO - Dec 28, 2011
Grades, standardized test scores, personal statements, teacher recommendations—there are many different pieces to the college application puzzle. Do any of these components sway admissions officers more than the rest?....
|Community College 101: What Students Should Know |
Fox Business - Dec 28, 2011
In the face of rising tuition costs, more students are opting to attend their local community college to get an associate’s degree or take their core classes at a cheaper price....
|Kiplinger's Best Values in Public Colleges |
Kiplinger - Jan 03, 2012
Compare the 100 top values in public colleges and universities, or create your own custom lists of individual colleges or schools from a particular state....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Jan 4, 2012
The Holiday Gift You Missed—A Chance to do Your Job
There’s an excellent chance you missed your best holiday present. It wasn’t tossed over your fence or delivered by sleigh, and while it isn’t a coffee shop gift card, it can still provide a kick.. ... More
|School counseling effectiveness |
Beverly Hills School Rankings Examiner - Jan 4, 2012
The responsibility of a school counselor is to provide counseling programs in areas of academic, career and personal level.....
|Report: Counselors Are Untapped Resource in College Readiness |
Ed Week (registration) - Dec 20, 2011
Too often, high school counselors are stuck with menial tasks or bogged down helping a few troubled students. A better use of their time would be to guide students for life beyond high school and would lead to a college- and career-ready ...
|Time to get started on college financial aid |
MarketWatch - Jan 4, 2012
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Financial aid may be tougher to get this year — at a time when college costs are rising and some families need aid more than ever.....
|Don't believe scholarship myths |
Charlotte Observer - Dec 27, 2011
The worst thing about all of the myths surrounding college scholarships is that they stop students from believing that they have a chance of receiving aid, and frequently prevent them from applying for scholarship opportunities...
|Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Scholarship Seekers |
US News & World Report - Dec 29, 2011
As we wrap up 2011, the Scholarship Coach also celebrates its first birthday. We hope that over the last year we've given you some meaningful insight on scholarship searching and unique opportunities....
SATs & ACTs
|As Jan. 1 Application Deadline Nears, an Argument for a Yearlong Breather |
New York Times - The Choice - Dec 29, 2011
As the cultural significance that Americans attach to the college admissions process gets ratcheted up year after year, it can frequently seem as if where we go to college has become more important than what we actually do with the opportunity once we get there....
|The Perfect Score: Cheating on the SAT |
CBS News - Jan 1, 2012
In his first interview about his criminal fraud, Sam Eshaghoff tells how he was able to take the SAT and ACT college admissions exams for others who paid him up to $2,500 per test. Alison Stewart reports.....
|Why A Teen Who Talks Back May Have A Bright Future |
NPR.org - Jan 3, 2012
If you're the parent of a teenager, you likely find yourself routinely embroiled in disputes with your child. Those disputes are the symbol of teen developmental separation from parents....
|The Best College Advice You Never Hear |
Norwalk Patch - Dec 26, 2011
We’re all so involved in our kids’ education that it can feel like the whole family is applying to college. But resist the urge to blab even after the campus interview goes well. Even when the stellar report card arrives. Just zip it...
|New Hampshire Ends Affirmative-Action Preferences at Colleges |
Chronicle Of Higher Ed - Jan 4, 2012
Public colleges in New Hampshire are precluded from using affirmative-action preferences in hiring or admissions decisions under a new law that took effect on January 1 after being passed by the state's legislature last year with relatively little public opposition.....
|For public schools, the year brought big cuts |
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Dec 29, 2011
"I've been with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for more than 31 years and this was by far the toughest budget that districts have faced in that time," association executive director Tom Gentzel said. "The big story is that because of the sea change in school funding, there were dramatic cuts."....
|Brown wants to require college admissions preparations |
Washington Post - Jan 3, 2012
In a provocative attempt to keep D.C. public school students focused on their futures, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D) is sponsoring a bill that requires all students to take a standardized college admission test and then apply to attend at least one college or post-secondary institution....
Teen Dating Violence
|In Chris Brown's Big Year, Tough Questions On Abuse |
NPR.org - Jan 2, 2012
'They Were Blaming Her' Just after he beat Rihanna in 2009, the Boston Public Health Commission's Start Strong Initiative polled teens in Boston to see how they felt about the incident...
|Dating Violence in Teens |
Patch - Jan 4, 2012
I recently wrote about bullying and realized that teasing and name calling is also a characteristic of dating violence...
|Dating violence can come as big surprise |
Kearney Hub - Jan 4, 2012
We all have heard that love is blind, but have you considered the possibility that love also is ignorant? That’s an important thought as our teenage children enter their dating years......
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