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|Even With Debt, College Still Pays Off |
The Atlantic - Feb 20, 2015
Widespread unemployment among recent college graduates during, and following, the recession combined with climbing student-loan debt, has left many wondering whether or not a college education is a good or necessary investment after all ...
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|The Waiting Game |
TeenLife Blog - Feb 25, 2015
After months of preparation, your teen has finished all of their college applications and pressed the “send” button. Being done with the application process, and all the work it entails, entitles teens to breathe a sigh of relief. ...
|A better way to visit colleges |
Long Island College Prep Examiner - Feb 24, 2015
In order to visit schools on a lengthy college list, many parents and students pack two or three college tours into one day. Three days can net up to nine schools! Whirlwind vacations are notorious for leaving visitors exhausted ....
|College Touring Tips |
Palo Alto Online - Feb 22, 2015
Spring and summer breaks are wonderful times to visit college campuses. If you are planning college tours with your future college students, here are some tips to help make the visits successful. ...
|Counselors build the bridge to college |
St. Louis American - Feb 18, 2015
Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, it wasn’t exactly a forgone conclusion that I would go to college. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in my neighborhood had gone beyond high school, and while my folks were determined to see me and my brother Craig get a good education, they weren’t exactly sure how to make that happen......
|Help foster kids? Fund school counselors |
NPR.org - Feb 25, 2015
And despite the research — school counselors sometimes find it difficult to convince schools to make it a priority. Mary Hines-Bone, a prevention specialist for the Cobb County school district....
|How Parents on the Sidelines Can Support High School Athletes |
US News - Feb 23, 2015
For most teen athletes, the game will likely end in high school. The National Collegiate Athletic Association estimates the probability a high school football player will compete at the professional level to be .08 percent, for example....
|Stop Fixating on These Colleges! |
The College Solution Blog - Feb 22, 2015
A lot of the parents attending my current online class on how to cut the cost of college are affluent and highly educated.....
|How to get your high schoolers ready for the next big step. |
San Jose Mercury News - Feb 23, 2015
These days, most high school students are enrolled in college preparatory programs. As early as the elementary school years, parents begin to plan for college and prepare their children academically.,....
SATs & ACTs
|3 True Answers About Common ACT, SAT Strategies |
US News - Feb 23, 2015
It can seem like there are endless misconceptions about the ACT and the SAT. Even a brief perusal of test prep resources can inundate the reader with contradictory information.....
|6 tips for deciphering a financial aid letter |
CBS News - MoneyWatch - Feb 22, 2015
For high school seniors, the agonizing college admission process is almost over. All that's left for many students is deciding which college they can afford....
|The Financial-Aid Fine Print |
Chronicle of Higher Ed - Feb 23, 2015
The wealthiest colleges have similar policies. But variation among them can make a real difference in what students will pay.....
|Make searching for scholarships part of weekly routine |
Cincinnati.com - Feb 22, 2015
When it comes to applying for outside college scholarships, February through June are still great months for seniors to find opportunities. An outside scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by the government or the school....
|5 Winning secrets from a college scholarship judge |
Grand Rapids Community Colleges Examiner - Feb 24, 2015
College scholarship seekers should always be looking for ways to improve their applications to help them get noticed and chosen by the scholarship judges. What better way to learn how to do this than by speaking directly to a college scholarship judge? ....
|College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both |
NPR.org - Feb 24, 2015
Schools don't like to use the V-word anymore — "vocational," as in "vocational education." Administrators say the word is outdated, along with the idea of offering job-training courses only to students who are going straight into the workforce.......
|Community Colleges and the Skills Gap |
NPR.org - Feb 24, 2015
The first thing we need to do is address the skills gap in this country. Baby boomers are retiring and businesses are looking for workers who are trained in emerging technologies.This is a national trend........
|How & Why to Intern the Summer Before College |
Her Campus - Feb 23, 2015
By now, you probably understand just how important it is to take advantage of your summers while you’re still in high school. Whether you’re working a part-time job, babysitting every kid on your street or taking an online class, the summer is a great time to get ahead! ...
|How you spend your summer vacation is important |
Charlotte Observer - Feb 24, 2015
Thankfully, once students reach high school, they are no longer required to write the often painfully boring “what I did over my summer vacation” essay. But that doesn’t mean that what they choose to do over summer isn’t important....
|College Admissions: National Youth Science Camp |
GoLocalPDX College Admissions - Feb 18, 2015
I heard about National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) through a friend of a friend of a friend in 2009 and applied without much of an idea what it was. I figured it was an outrageously long shot anyway:...
|Florida Gov. Rick Scott suspends 11th-grade tests |
Miami Herald - Feb 23, 2015
High-school juniors across Florida rejoiced Tuesday upon learning that Gov. Rick Scott had officially suspended the new 11th-grade test in language arts. The move, coming only a week before the start of the 2015 legislative session, also won praise from school district leaders. ....
|Oklahoma lawmaker to rewrite bill on state's AP U.S. history funding |
Reuters - Feb 19, 2015
(Reuters) - An Oklahoma lawmaker said on Thursday a bill that would cut funding for Advanced Placement U.S. history courses on the grounds that they did not portray the country in a positive enough light had been poorly worded and that he will revamp it....
|Teen dating violence rising |
Journal Review - Feb 21, 2015
Teen dating violence continues to rise across the United States. February is recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and local officials who work with teens want to get the word out that Montgomery County is following the national trend.......
|How to talk to your children about teen dating violence |
Columbia Star - Feb 20, 2015
Imagine if your child’s boyfriend or girlfriend told her/him who to speak to, degraded them in front of their friends, called them names, and hit them. Think that could never happen to your child? Think again.......
SATs & ACTs
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