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|Study on Low-Income Applicants and Admissions |
Inside Higher Ed - Mar 21, 2017
When college admissions officers have more information about the high schools attended by low-income applicants, those applicants are more likely to be admitted, according to a study published in the new issue of Educational Researcher...
|College-prep programs for the poor slashed in Trump’s budget |
Washington Post - Mar 18, 2017
Harry L. Williams had no doubt he was going to college, even though his parents never attended and could offer no guidance on applying or enrolling. He cleared the first hurdle by being accepted to Appalachian State University in 1982 on a track and field scholarship...
|How to Prepare Your Students for College and Work |
EdWeek (registration) - Mar 16, 2017
The typical American high school student leaves high school two to three years behind the typical high school graduate in the countries with the world's best education systems, reads at a 7th or 8th grade level, has a hard time comprehending college texts written at a 12th grade level..
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Weighing college choices? Here are three factors to consider |
Washington Post - Mar 18, 2017
College acceptances are starting to roll in for high school seniors, and for the next several weeks, much of the focus of the national media will be on those students vying to get into the three dozen or so most selective colleges and universities in the country....
|College Admissions: No Acceptances? Don’t Panic |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Mar 20, 2017
The massive campus protests of the 1960s focused the nation's attention not only on the Vietnam War but also on colleges themselves as "hotbeds of [your POV here]." It seemed that students no longer went to college just to take classe...
|Make the most of your summer with academic options |
Tribune News Service - Mar 21, 2017
Summer provides the best opportunity for future college applicants to separate themselves from the pack. As the number of students applying to colleges continues its upward trajectory, so too does the need for students to make an effort to distinguish themselves....
|Community Colleges Are Not The Minor Leagues Anymore |
Forbes - Mar 21, 2017
When I went to the University of Michigan a long time ago, the general view was that community colleges were second-class academic institutions, students going there couldn’t get into four-year schools. ....
|College Counseling Corner — Decisions, Decisions! |
Shelburne News - Mar 15, 2017
Area high school seniors will soon hear from the colleges and universities to which they have applied for admission. Those students who applied early action or early decision received word earlier in the school year as to the outcome of their application.....
||Does Social Media Help Students Stand Out To Schools? |
WBUR.org - Here & Now - Mar 20, 2017
It's that time of year when high school seniors find out their academic fate, with college acceptance letters arriving around the country. For admissions officers, there's less emphasis today put on standardized tests and more weight put on other things...
|Why social media can be a minefield for teachers, school officials |
Press-Enterprise - Mar 20, 2017
A stream of Inland educators and school board members have landed in hot water over recent social media posts -- which some found offensive or inappropriate -- that led to disciplinary action, calls for their resignations and an unsuccessful re-election bid....
|5 Things You Should Look for On Admitted Students Day |
Her Campus - Mar 20, 2017
Entering college for the first time can be stressful, scary and most of all, hard. With the flurry of transitioning between the halls of high school to the green campuses of college, it can be difficult to decipher if the school of your dreams...
|5 tips for getting the most out of a college tour |
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mar 22, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Keep these tips in mind as you plan college visits: Ideally, go when school is in session - but don't sweat it if you can't. We visited several schools over the summer, simply because we couldn't go any other time. ...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Mar 23, 2017
A Financial Aid Call to Arms for School Counselors The end of the college application season is here, and thanks to our friends at WikiLeaks, it comes with a twist. Soon after WikiLeaks published a series focusing on how it’s possible to hack just about anything, the federal government suspended the IRS Retrieval Tool so many students use to file for financial aid. ,... More
|College depression: What parents need to know |
KYMA - Mar 16, 2017
Helping your child make the emotional transition to college can be a major undertaking. Know how to identify whether your child is having trouble dealing with this new stage of life -- and what you can do to help....
|Expect to Pay at Least This Much to Apply to College |
Huffington Post - Mar 21, 2017
College attendance costs get all the attention, but you’ll start paying for school when you begin the application process. Factoring in the costs of test preparation, test taking and applications, expect to spend at least $678 — and perhaps thousands more ....
SATs & ACTs
|4 Tips for Choosing Between SAT Math Levels 1, 2 |
US News - Mar 20, 2017
If you have decided to take an SAT subject test in math, which exam should you choose – Math Level 1 or Level 2? The answer is, surprisingly, not straightforward. Here are four tips that can help you select the math test that best suits your needs.....
|College Acceptances and Evaluating Aid Offers |
Huffington Post - Mar 22, 2017
College acceptance letters are arriving now – and with them the financial aid offers that can make or break a college dream. Comparing those offers of loans, grants, and scholarships can be a complex task. But if you’re organized about the process, the right decision will stand out.....
|How to appeal your financial aid award |
Yahoo News - Mar 17, 2017
If you’ve applied for college, and filled out an application for financial aid, you might be waiting to see how much money you’re going to get. But what if your financial aid offer isn’t what you expected? ...
|Can't import your taxes? File your FAFSA forms anyway |
DelawareOnline - Mar 16, 2017
A tool that lets you automatically transfer your federal tax information into financial aid documents may not be working this week, but the Delaware Department of Education says high school seniors and their families should still complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). ...
Career and Technical Education
|Millions of Manufacturing Jobs Could Go Unfilleds |
Bloomberg - Mar 16, 2017
Over the next decade, 3.4 million manufacturing jobs are expected to become available as baby boomers retire and economic growth spurs work opportunities, according to a 2015 study by the Manufacturing Institute, a Washington-based think tank, and Deloitte LLC. But a skills gap could result in 2 million of those jobs staying unfilled..
|In coach's rant, a lesson for parents and athletes |
CNN - Mar 22, 2017
(CNN)If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive ..
|Indiana Extends College Financial Aid Deadline to April 15 |
WOSU.org - Mar 17, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's deadline for seeking college financial aid is being extended by about a month. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education says the previous March 10 deadline for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been changed to April 15,. ...
|Ohio high schools now required to give ACT or SAT to all juniors |
Your News Now - Mar 21, 2017
Ohio schools are now required to give the ACT or SAT to all high school juniors - replacing the Ohio Graduation Test, or OGT, previously given. Before, college-bound students would have to pay and schedule to take the test over the weekend...
|Teens experiencing dating violence face more risk later |
Radio Canada International - Mar 20, 2017
A new study suggests that people who experience physical or verbal violence in their teens are more likely to suffer abuse later on. Researchers at the University of Calgary studied young people from the ages of 12 to 18 ...
SATs & ACTs
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