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|Harvard Agrees to Turn Over Records Amid Discrimination Inquiry |
US News - Dec 1, 2017
Harvard University has agreed to turn over years of confidential applicant and student records to the United States Justice Department, which has opened an aggressive investigation into whether the university has systematically discriminated against Asian-American . .....
|The Price of Admission |
Slate - Dec 5, 2017
In November 2016, I made a nervous visit to Yale University's office of admissions. An assistant led me past the lobby, filled with antsy high schoolers awaiting their interviews, and into a side room....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Do Not Forget About the Final Steps to Earn Admission |
Huffington Post - Dec 6, 2017
Four years of staying up late to study for tests, write essays, prepare for the SAT or ACT on top of the games and recitals have finally led to this: submitting college applications....
|6 Things You Need to Know About College Honors Programs |
Her Campus - Dec 3, 2017
If you are considering applying to an honors program, know that there are many advantages (and some disadvantages). If you think you may want to be a part of one of these programs but are wondering whether or not it's right for you, don't worry! ....
|Why Applying to College Is So Confusing |
US News - Dec 5, 2017
The annual college applications frenzy is upon us — a season when high school students agonize over G.P.A.s and personal essays, hoping and praying that they will stand out among throngs of applicants.....
|This List of 10 Priorities Can Ease College Admissions Stress |
TeenLife Blog - Dec 5, 2017
It's easy to become overwhelmed with college applications during high school. With test prep, college visits, college applications and financial aid, students and parents often wonder how to prioritize tasks and which should be at the top of the list. .....
|You got into college early. Or not. Now what? |
Houston Chronicle - Dec 6, 2017
When it comes to college admissions decisions, the late, great Tom Petty really knew what he was talking about when he sang that the waiting was the hardest part....
Students with Disabilities
||When Dyslexic Students Are Denied In School |
NPR.org - Dec 5, 2017
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, affecting up to 17 percent of the population, who have difficulty reading, writing and spelling. Recognizing dyslexia in students who are just learning to read can be difficult..
|OPINION: Dyslexia Is Very Treatable. So Why Aren't We Helping More Kids? |
WBUR.org - Nov 28, 2017
'They know I struggle, but they don't help me.' Matthew, a recently evaluated fifth-grader, explains his frustration with reading and school. His story is mirrored in countless others we've witnessed as educational consultants. A high school senior was denied an athletic scholarship....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Dec 7, 2017
The Triple Threat of Being a Counselor Next Week There's never really any down time in the life of a school counselor, but it could be argued that the last couple of weeks have been relatively low key. There are a few college applications to complete, and the march of helping students complete financial aid forms .... More
|New law requires school counselors to do more career counseling |
The Daily Telegram - Dec 2, 2017
A new Michigan law will require school counselors to dedicate more time to paths after high school other than college. House Bill 4181, now Public Act 151 of 2017, was introduced by state Rep. Brett Roberts, R-Charlotte, in February, and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in November.. ..
|12 top tips for staying safe on campus |
Tribune News Service - Dec 4, 2017
Most parents don't spend much time worrying about the safety of their children on what they believe are, for the most part, idyllic college campuses. ...
SATs & ACTs
|SATs remain college standard |
Altoona Mirror - Dec 2, 2017
Straight-A students don't always do well on SATs, and grade inflation at area schools may have something to do with it....
|3 SAT, ACT Considerations for Gap-Year Students |
US News - Dec 4, 2017
Students may opt to take a gap year between high school and college for a variety of reasons, including to gain work experience before their undergraduate studies or to travel and expand their cultural horizons..
||The dreaded FAFSA form is going mobile |
Marketplace - Dec 1, 2017
It's deadline day for students to apply to many U.S. colleges and universities, marking a moment of respite for families stressed out over essays and SAT scores...
|FAFSA - Check, but what about CSS Profile? |
Record-Eagle - Dec 3, 2017
The process of applying for admission to college and obtaining financial aid can be an overwhelming and confusing time. Area seniors have spent the fall season completing college applications and most are waiting to learn...
|5 tips for scoring college scholarships |
WINK News - Dec 1, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. (CONSUMER REPORTS) If you're a high school senior or a college student looking for scholarships to help fund the cost of school next year, now is the perfect time to begin your search....
Career and Technical Education
|Do Employers Overestimate the Value of a College Degree? |
The Atlantic - Dec 2, 2017
It's dinner time, and a teenager is seated with her immediate family. She looks around everyone has at least a college degree and a stable job. What to look for in a college and what to major in and how to become a doctor are the topics of tonight's dinner conversation...
|Florida could expand challenges to school textbooks |
Orlando Sentinel - Nov 30, 2017
A controversial new state law that makes it easier for Florida residents to challenge books used in public schools could get overhauled next year so those who dislike certain texts could also suggest replacements they find more appropriate.. ..
|The Preventable Problem That Schools Ignore |
The Atlantic - Dec 6, 2017
Nearly 1.5 million high-school students in the U.S. are physically abused by dating partners every year. More than one-third of 10th-graders (35 percent) have been physically or verbally abused by dating partners. ..
|Spanking And Dating Violence: A New Link |
Science Blog - Dec 6, 2017
Discipline is an important part of parenting. It's a tool for shaping our children's behavior to acceptable standards so that they know how to behave later on in life.. ..
SATs & ACTs
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