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|How Effective Are ‘Career Academies’? |
The Atlantic - Apr 19, 2016
Ask a group of preschoolers, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and firefighter usually makes the list of dream jobs—as do ballerina and superhero. Firefighting is a profession glorified in media and children’s books, but most childhood aspirations don’t become a reality. ..
||Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem |
NPR.org - Apr 18, 2016
Let's begin with a choice. Say there's a check in the mail. It's meant to help you run your household. You can use it to keep the lights on, the water running and food on the table. Would you rather that check be for $9,794 or $28,639?. ..
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|3 Individuals to Turn to for High School Mentorship |
US News - Apr 19, 2016
Many accomplished individuals have found that working with a mentor made all the difference in their lives. In a student's academic journey, mentorship is an integral part of college, graduate school and the professional world....
|Play College Tour Bingo! |
TIME - Apr 18, 2016
Does every college tour you go on seem to follow the same script? Print out our special bingo cards and play along. If you’re a college-bound high school student, or the parent of one, odds are you will visit more than one college campus to get a good look at a prospective school.....
|Tips for attending a college fair |
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Apr 14, 2016
Here are some useful tips from the National Association for College Admission Counseling for students planning to attend one of its college fairs....
|How a Gap Year Can Pay Off After College |
TIME - Apr 15, 2016
A gap year is something that takes place before a student heads off to college, but Ethan Knight, executive director of the American Gap Association, explains that a gap year can really pay off after a student graduates from college.¯ ...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Apr 21, 2016
Ethics in College Counseling
Is it OK for a college to ask a student for a list of all the colleges the student is applying to? Can a student send an enrollment deposit into more than one college? Can a counselor tell a student one college is just plain better than another? ... More
|Why High School Career Counseling Steers Kids Off Course |
Fortune - Apr 13, 2016
When late great author Kurt Vonnegut remarked, “Life is high school,” he had a point, in more ways than one. It’s not unusual for seniors to choose a college major that leads straight into a particular line of work, of course...
|How To Measure College Grad Salaries |
The College Solution Blog - Apr 18, 2016
When searching for schools, parents are increasingly asking admission reps this question: Will my child earn a good salary after graduating from your college?.¯ ...
SAT & ACTs
|What do test-optional admissions really look like? |
eCampusnews - Apr 15, 2016
The number of schools that “de-emphasize” the ACT and SAT in admissions decisions in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Guide (2016 Edition) currently exceeds 200—an indication that the “test optional” college campu...
|SAT advice from an expert: Keep calm and bubble on |
Spokane College Examiner - Apr 15, 2016
The spring is flying by, and many high school juniors are prepping for the SAT and ACT tests taking place soon. With the advent of the redesigned SAT, studying for these tests has taken a dramatic turn.....
|3 Ways Parents Can Support Teens Ahead of AP, IB Exams |
U.S. News & World Report - Apr 19, 2016
Summer vacation and graduation are on the horizon for high schoolers in May, but first, many have to make it past one more hurdle: Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing....
|How to eke out more aid for college |
Charlotte Observer - Apr 18, 2016
If your first choice college offers everything you want but the price tag is making you waver, consider appealing the college financial aid office for more money. While colleges and universities won’t encourage it....
|Will Colleges Send Out Financial Aid Packages Earlier Next Year? |
Washington Monthly - Apr 13, 2016
I’m looking forward to college students being able to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) three months earlier next year. Instead of being able to submit starting January 1 for the 2017-18 academic year...
|How To Reap The Most College Aid |
Forbes - Apr 18, 2016
If qualifying for financial aid was a simple matter, they’d have an app for it and anybody could do it on their mobile device. Unfortunately, it’s an opaque process. You never quite know what you’re going to get — if you get anything at all....
Career and Technical Education
|Career and Technical Education a key part of revitalized ed outlook |
Education DIVE - Apr 7, 2016
It is no secret that there is a gap between the skills employers want and those recent graduates entering the workforce possess. According to a recent survey by the Business Roundtable, 95% of American CEOs believe their companies suffer from a skills shortage....
|The Next Steps for Career Prep |
US News - Apr 15, 2016
Are we ready to expand career and technical education offerings as the next frontier in education policy? "College and career ready" has been an aspirational label in education for years, though many in the know recognize the label is generally used as a stand-in for the Common Core State Standards,...
|The skills gap may be bigger than we think |
Fleet Owner - Apr 18, 2016
Recently, there’s been lots of talk about the growing skills gap among younger workers, especially when it comes to professions critical to this industry, such as truck technicians....
|Recruiting Column: The Perfect Recruit |
USA Today HSS - Apr 15, 2016
In my profession, I have had the opportunity to speak about recruiting with college coaches all over the country. From football coaches to baseball coaches and from the NCAA Division I level down to the junior college ranks,...
|College attendance lags in Central Mass. urban districts |
Worcester Telegram - Apr 19, 2016
SWhatever the reason, school officials in the region’s urban school districts are starting to become more involved in solving the problem of the college attendance gap, which up until recently was not well documented statistically, they said....
|Connecticut launches new education portal website |
WTNH - Apr 18, 2016
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Are you interested in learning more information about your child’s school district? A new web site called EdSight has been launched by the state, and it’s designed to give parents key information ....
|Should all teens be screened for depression? |
MarketWatch - Apr 20, 2016
Emotions run wild during the teenage years, and there is no stopping that. For most, the highs and lows tend to balance out after a yearslong roller-coaster ride. But for a significant number of others, the suffering during those low periods can lead to full-blown depression.....
SATs & ACTs
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