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|The Chilling Effect of Fear at America's Colleges |
The Atlantic - Jun 9, 2016
No great universities exist in the world without a deep institutional commitment to academic freedom, free inquiry, and free expression. For the past 60 years, American research universities have been vigilant against external and internal attempts to limit or destroy these values...
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Even more ways to ‘demonstrate interest’ in a college |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Jun 13, 2016
While not completely out of the question, even the most wildly optimistic romantic might think twice about asking a complete stranger to the prom. Why? Because a complete stranger is not as likely to accept the invitation as someone with whom there is a relationship.. ..
|Professor Ratings: Some Surprising Results |
The College Solution Blog - Jun 14, 2016
How do you know if the colleges or universities that your child is looking at would provide him or her with an excellent education? You won’t.. ..
|Developing Priorities During The College Search |
Forbes - Jun 13, 2016
One of the first students I ever advised about college told me at our first meeting that he wanted a “small liberal arts college in the woods” with a “library like Regenstein.” He was one of the brightest students in his class at our highly competitive private high school.. ..
|College Admissions: The 5 Most Unusual Colleges in the U.S. |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jun 13, 2016
Are college tours and info sessions leaving you bored and listless? Do you feel like the campuses and curricula are all pretty much the same? Well here are five colleges that shatter the mold. .. ..
|Maximize Your Community College Experiences for University Admissions |
Her Campus - Jun 13, 2016
There are many reasons students may choose to attend a community college before transferring to a four-year college, including career uncertainty and personal situations that require them to remain close to home. Another common reason students choose community college is to boost their likelihood of success when applying to more competitive colleges...
|College Corner: How colleges make admission decisions |
Tyler Paper - Jun 15, 2016
So, what actually goes on behind closed doors as admissions officers review the hundreds of thousands of applications to choose their incoming freshman class, which they may only have a few hundred spots for?...
|Fewer Teens Are Getting Summer Jobs This Year |
TIME - June 10, 2016
Don’t expect to see as many teens at the lifeguard stand or scooping ice cream this summer. That’s because the number of jobs secured by people between ages 16 to 19 in May, when summer hiring ramps up, was only 156,000, a 14% decrease from last year,. ..
|Unique 2016 summer reading list — from college admissions counselors and deans |
Washington Post - Jun 15, 2016
You can find summer reading lists at schools, libraries, on the Internet and in bookstore, but here’s a unique one that you can only find in this post. This annual summer reading list for parents, students and everybody else– novels, memoirs, biographies, classics, new titles, etc...
|7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College |
Huffington Post - Jun 15, 2016
You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you’ll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you’ll need to accomplish before leaving for college,...
|What to Do When Colleges “Recommend” an Interview |
Huffington Post - Jun 15, 2016
I noticed that a number of colleges “recommend” or “highly recommend” an admissions interview. My own institution uses this same phrase in our viewbook and on our website. But, I bet there are plenty of families who may not know what exactly a college really wants.. ...
|Five More Criteria For Summer College Visits |
Falmouth Enterprise (registrtation required) - Jun 12, 2016
Would you like to save time and money when looking at colleges this summer? Let’s try to make every visit count as I suspect you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to visit colleges this summer....
Students with Disabilities
|Escaping the Disability Trap |
The Atlantic - Jun 14, 2016
Today, more than 1 million students are trapped in an education system that wasn’t built for them. That system wasn’t designed to accommodate their disabilities—the kinds of intellectual, cognitive, communicative, and physical conditions that often conjure images of people reliant on wheelchairs and aides ..
|Are high school guidance programs falling flat? |
Education Dive - Jun 13, 2016
The latest Civil Rights Data Collection survey found 1.6 million students attend schools that have a police officer but no guidance counselor. Budget cuts have made districts and school principals make tough decisions about what roles on their staffs are extra.....
SAT & ACTs
|Two Powerful Ways to Avoid Student Debt |
Forbes - Jun 12, 2016
I recently gave a talk at a community college and got to the part of the program that I love so much: hard questions from the audience....
|How to regain footing in college after loss of financial aid |
The Christian Science Monitor - Jun 10, 2016
When you first started college, you might have assumed that your financial aid package would be solid for the next four years. But now spring has rolled around and you’ve been blindsided: You’ve learned you’ll be getting less money next year...
Career and Technical Education
|Three hard truths that will save higher education |
Quartz - Jun 13, 2016
Computer skills have become essential for nearly 80% of middle-skill jobs, but according to a new report, nearly a third (32%) of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have no work-related computer experience. ...
|Recruiting Column: How to build and distribute an effective recruiting resume |
USA Today HSS - Jun 15, 2016
Every college recruit (except for the top 2%-ers) should approach recruiting as if he or she is looking for a job. Realistically, the process is the same. You are looking to play in college and college coaches are looking for players. Once you find a match, it’s just a matter of negotiating the details and deciding on the best situation for you. ..
|Report: California public colleges not producing enough STEM degrees |
EdSource - Jun 13, 2016
California’s public colleges and universities are failing to graduate enough students with degrees in health fields and the so-called STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — to meet the state’s growing job demands, according to a new report......
|Was that college degree worth it? New online tool helps Colorado students find out |
CO Chalkbeat - Jun 13, 2016
Let’s say you’re a college student who loves little kids. You might be wondering how much you’ll make as a first-year preschool teacher.
The answer is not much—just $20,500 on average, according to a new online tool that helps Colorado students gauge earning potential and job availability in scores of different fields......
|UC admissions applicants face more essay choices, shorter lengths |
EdSource - Jun 8, 2016
Changes are coming soon to the University of California’s application for incoming freshmen and transfer students, offering hundreds of thousands of them more freedom of choice in essays describing their interests, academic achievements and personal challenges......
|Teen Depression Treatment Is an Increasingly Thorny Issue |
TIME - Jun 8, 2016
Treating mood disorders in children and adolescents is a tricky business. The pharmaceutical industry has developed some powerful drugs that can blunt some of the more serious imbalances in brain chemicals that are linked to depression, but it’s unclear how those medications can affect still-developing brains. ....
|Understanding adolescent depression and anxiety |
Centre Daily - Jun 13, 2016
Depression and anxiety in adolescence are major challenges to mental health that impair daily functioning socially, academically, physically and mentally, and can have major long-term negative effects....
SATs & ACTs
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