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|The Broken Promise of Higher Education |
The Atlantic - May 18, 2017
May is always an important month in the college calendar. Many high-school seniors across the nation make the decision where to attend college; millions of college students graduate and enter the workforce.....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Most Students Get into Their First Choice Colleges |
Cappex - The College Solution Blog - May 11, 2017
It's not so tough getting accepted into a four-year college.
According to a national survey of the latest crop of college freshmen, 75 percent got into their No. 1 college. This statistic, based on the latest annual UCLA survey of freshmen, might shock you even more: ...
|Even if you were left without a spot for next fall, there are still options |
News Tribune Service - May 15, 2017
With all the conversation about how tough a year this was for high school seniors applying to college, you might find it surprising that more than 500 colleges and universities still have opportunities for qualified freshmen and/or transfer students for fall 2017. ...
|Seniors Still Looking For A College Are In Luck |
Forbes - May 16, 2017
After a long wait for decisions, students get to turn the tables on colleges in April as they decide where they'll go in September. They're invited to elaborate campus events for accepted students, contacted by current students, sent more glossy brochures, and encouraged to sign up online for great "insider" information ...
Students with Disabilities
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - May 18, 2017
College Admissions Isn't Fair. It Also Isn't Simple new article about college admission is gaining a great deal of attention among college counselors. Posted on Georgia Tech's admissions website, the goal of the article is to admit what many students have long felt—that college admissions isn't fair... More
|No summer melt: Programs help students negotiate college route |
Sioux City Journal - May 6, 2017
Parents send the wrong message. You probably know parents who have suggested to their children that anything is possible. They tell their teenagers some version of this advice: Apply to whatever colleges you want and we'll find a way to pay for it....
SATs & ACTs
|The Hidden College Cost of Differential Tuition |
Cappex - The College Solution Blog - May 16, 2017
Are you going to be charged more for college tuition than you anticipated? Differential tuition, also known as tiered tuition, is a hidden college cost that affects undergraduates at colleges and universities across the country. ...
|College Corner: For An Easy Financial Aid Start, Get A Quick EFC |
CapeNews - May 12, 2017
After the recent college visits come the parental concerns of: How will the college bills be paid? Many parents and students don't focus on that aspect at this point in time. It is my recommendation that you at least start the process with a free calculator. ..
|Private colleges are offering discounts at historic levels |
MarketWatch - May 15, 2017
Now is a great time to find a (relative) bargain on a private college education. The share of tuition and fee revenue these schools are devoting to grants rose to its highest level ever in the 2016 to 2017 academic year — 44.2% for all undergraduates and 49.1% for first-time, full-time freshman ..
Career and Technical Education
|Educating a twenty-first century workforce |
The Hill - May 15, 2017
As we discuss ways to prepare the twenty-first century workforce, I constantly point to the innovative career-technical education (CTE) programs in my district...
|Stigma Hobbles Career and Technical Education |
Ed Week (registration required) - May 11, 2017
Students in career and technical education are happier with their high school experience, and more likely to finish high school, than students who don't take CTE classes...
|Stage Set for Strong Summer Hiring Spree |
US News - May 11, 2017
Teens, college students and recent graduates looking for summer work are about to enter one of the strongest seasonal job markets the U.S. economy has seen in years, according to a new hiring study that suggests temporary work will be in high demand in the months ahead..
|Texas moving to exclude 'dreamers' from college work-study |
KWLL - May 17, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas legislators are seeking to deny work-study aid to immigrants attending public college under a temporary residency permit, a move that starkly contrasts with a policy enacted 16 years ago that positioned the state as the nation's most welcoming place for foreign-born students. ...
|Tuition-free community college to become the norm in Tennessee |
USA Today - May 15, 2017
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee will become the first state in the nation to offer tuition-free community college to nearly every resident without a degree. State lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval for Gov. Bill Haslam's landmark plan, which would allow any adult resident of Tennessee without a college degree ...
|House education panel gets heated debating alternative graduation route |
Texas Tribune - May 16, 2017
A House Public Education Committee hearing became heated Tuesday when Chairman Dan Huberty had a harsh exchange with a witness speaking against a bill that would let high school students who fail required state tests graduate, with the approval of a special committee....
|Study: Bullying Persists in School, Reports of Sex Crime Up |
US News - May 16, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows that 1 out of every 5 of middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school. And the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade....
SATs & ACTs
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