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|Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream |
New York Times - Sunday Review - May 25, 2017
Welcome to the third annual College Access Index. It's a New York Times ranking of colleges — those with a five-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent — based on their commitment to economic diversity. ...
|The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream |
New York Times - May 25, 2017
The country’s most powerful engine of upward mobility is under assault. Public colleges have an unmatched record of lofting their students into the middle class and beyond. For decades, they have enrolled teenagers and adults from modest backgrounds,. ....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
||The Common Application gets an update |
MarketPlace - May 29, 2017
The application used by thousands of high school students to apply to colleges is going to get a new version, one that tailors to a large but under-recognized portion of the student population. ....
|Lessons learned freshman year – Part 2, importance of connecting |
Tribune News Service - May 31, 2017
When students share what makes them anxious about heading off to college, most of them confess that they’re concerned about leaving the social comforts of high school; their “friend group” and their familiar surroundings.....
|Former Ivy League admissions officer reveals how schools pick students |
Business Insider - May 30, 2017
High-school students all over the country are putting the finishing touches on their college applications. While the decision process may appear shrouded in mystery for college hopefuls, admissions officers know the intricacies that take place on campus....
|College Tour Guide to Parents: Let Your Student Pick Their School |
NBC News - May 29, 2017
The worst thing — and I see it all the time — is I'm giving a tour, and the parent is totally there and totally focused, and I can tell the student doesn't want to go to Brandeis. College is a huge thing, it's life-changing, but at some point you have to trust that your child knows what schools they want to go to....
|How to Make the Most of Summer College Visits |
NY Metro Parents - May 30, 2017
It's ideal to tour colleges in the fall or spring, but it is often hard to get away with crazy sports and extracurricular schedules, standardized testing, etc. When school's out for summer, many students and parents have much more time......
|Top College Officials Share Notes on Great Application Essays |
US News - May 25, 2017
The college application essay allows students to speak directly to school officials. Over the years, admissions officers have read application essays that made them cry and made them laugh. And while some essay topics may be overdone, the right topic will depend on the student...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Jun 1, 2017
Collarbones and 200 Valedictorians: Too Many Shiny Objects It started out simply enough. The student had worn a shirt that exposed her collarbones, a violation of the school dress code. The principal called this to the student’s attention, and asked her to put on a jacket, and she complied. Now we can get back to learning, yes?... More
||13 Reasons Why Not: Michigan Teens Talk Honestly About Suicide |
NPR.org - May 30, 2017
The popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is about a teen who commits suicide. Youth Radio brings us the story of one Michigan high school's project called 13 Reasons Why Not. It features 13 stories of students overcoming their struggles...
|The Right Way to Borrow |
Wealth Management - May 26, 2017
More than 70 percent of college students borrow for college, with the average undergraduate leaving college with more than $37,000, loans are at a historic high. And those figures don’t include what parents borrow....
|What to know if your child fails out of college |
Santa Fe New Mexican - May 28, 2017
When I was a graduate student teaching English 101, one of my students came to me in late May to beg for a higher grade to avoid dismissal in June. We went over remaining assignments for the term, and I determined he would be unlikely to be able to raise his grade in the time left....
SATs & ACTs
|Calling the Testing Companies |
Inside Higher Ed - May 25, 2017
The National Association for College Admission Counseling last year issued a statement to the testing industry, calling for reforms that would address security and other issues in admissions testing. ...
|Some High Schoolers May Benefit From Taking CLEP Exams |
US News - May 29, 2017
The College-Level Examination Program offers students an opportunity to earn college-level credit by taking one or more of the 33 CLEP exams. CLEP tests are not as well-known as Advanced Placement, dual enrollment or International Baccalaureate ...
|College Corner: Work-Study Is Often A Misunderstood Goldmine |
Cape News - May 26, 2017
Did you know that work-study is listed as part of the college’s financial aid package? In practice, it is rarely used to cover bills for tuition and fees. Instead, it is mostly used to cover socializing, partying, pizzas, weekend trips, and miscellaneous expenses. ...
|Finally, some welcome news about college tuition |
CBS News - May 25, 2017
Here's a fact about college tuition that may ease the worries of parents and students about to enroll in a bachelor's degree program: There's the sticker price, and there's what people actually pay. ...
|States consider cutting middle-class aid for higher ed |
CBS News - May 25, 2017
States are considering proposed cuts to aid for students attending college, including programs intended to help middle-class families pay for college tuition and expenses, as some argue middle class aid takes funds from the most needy college applicants, according to Inside Higher Ed....
Career and Technical Education
|Closing Connecticut Community Colleges Wrongheaded |
Hartford Courant - May 26, 2017
We know we live in tough budget times when you have to consider closing community colleges. Last week, Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system, ..
|These programs help Maine college students graduate faster, with less debt |
Bangor Daily News - May 26, 2017
This month, college seniors from across Maine will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas — most after four or more years of classes. For more and more students, however, graduation day will come much sooner, a trend designed to make college more appealing and affordable. ..
|Study links lying to parents, teenage drinking |
UPI - May 25, 2017
May 25 (UPI) -- A new longitudinal study by U.S. and Russian researchers found a direct link between teenagers lying and a higher risk of alcohol consumption in teens. ...
SATs & ACTs
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