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The U.S. Needs More Colleges Bloomberg - Jan 6, 2017 The idea of free college, one of the pillars of Bernie Sanders’ unsuccessful presidential bid, hasn't been discarded in the wake of the 2016 election. Just this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a plan to make all public colleges in that state free for residents whose families earn less than $125,000 a year....
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Freshman Survival Secrets – Part 2 Tribune News-Service - Jan 9, 2017 Ben Knoble, a 2016 graduate of Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte and a first-year student at UNC Chapel Hill shared his wisdom about what was a very successful first semester; both academically and socially....
3 Ways High School Seniors Can Capitalize on Second Semester US News - Jan 9, 2017 Many students – and parents – are all too familiar with the stereotypes surrounding second-semester seniors. Pop culture often deems the final semester as a time for high school seniors to relax and put the hard work on the back burner...
6 Things to Consider Before Applying to Colleges Abroad Her Campus - Jan 4, 2017 Lately, it seems like studying abroad is a right of passage for many students. Chances are, you know at least one person who went abroad for a semester––but there’s a huge difference between studying abroad for a semester and making it your entire college experience....
HSCW Counselors' Corners Post - Jan 12, 2017 Texting Students into College? OK, But… It’s been a busy news week for school counselors—and it isn’t even National School Counselor Week yet! The cycle of attention began last week, when First Lady Michelle Obama honored the School Counselor of the Year at a White House Ceremony .. More
Text Your Way to College New York Times - Jsn 6, 2017 Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors make bad choices about where — or whether — to go to college. Some who would excel at top-ranked institutions opt for second-tier institutions. And more than 200,000 students who have been accepted by colleges never enroll....
How stuck-in-the-middle parents can afford college USA Today - Jan 10, 2017 All parents want to pay for their kids’ college. Unfortunately, many families find themselves too wealthy to qualify for financial aid, but too strapped to pay out-of-pocket...
What Your PSAT Scores Really Means GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jan 9, 2017 PSAT scores for the new version of the SAT arrived last week. These scores mark the time when sophomores and juniors can begin to target colleges that are in range. If your school is slow about handing out scores, you may want to go online and get them. Then, how do you interpret your PSAT scores and use them to launch your college search?...
How Parents Can Help Their Kids Through the SAT and ACT , GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jan 6, 2017 icki Reilly thinks of herself as calm, cool and collected. But locked in the privacy of a bathroom with her phone, she furtively checked her son’s ACT scores—even though she’d told him not to while the family vacationed in Colorado. ...
There’s good money to be made in non-college careers Herald Net - Jan 10, 2017 EDMONDS — All Bryan Robbins wanted to do was work on cars. His dad, Dave Robbins, was a mechanic before a back injury disrupted that career and he began teaching automotive classes in the Edmonds School District. ..
Feds Say More Than 800 Career Programs Are Failing WGBH.org - Jan 10, 2017 With just over a week left in office, the Obama administration continues to crackdown on the for-profit college industry. The U.S. Education Department says hundreds of schools have failed to meet its gainful employment rule. ..
The Gaps in New York's Free-College Plan The Atlantic - Jan 10, 2017 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced plans to provide free tuition at the state’s public two- and four-year colleges to residents making up to $125,000. Standing next to former presidential contender Bernie Sanders ....
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