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|The Purpose of Education—According to Students |
The Atlantic - Oct 2, 2017
Radio Atlantic recently examined a question that underpins many, if not most, debates about education in the U.S.: What are public schools for? Increasingly, it seems many American parents expect schools to first and foremost serve as pipelines into the workforce—places where kids develop the skills they need to get into a good college,. ..
|Higher Education has an Admissions Problem. |
Huffpost - Oct 2, 2017
Scott Jaschik recently interpreted the findings from the 2017 Survey of Admission Directors, sponsored by Inside Higher Education and Gallup and drawn from a sample of 453 admission directors...
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Why is college admission getting more competitive? |
Tribune News-Service - Oct 3, 2017
Right now, the angst among high school seniors and their parents is palpable. It is especially true this week with looming Oct. 15 deadlines at UNC Chapel Hill, N.C. State and the University of South Carolina, among others...
|How to write a great college admissions essay |
Houston Chronicle - Oct 3, 2017
The quintessential calico cat has a random pattern of different colors — black, white, orange — and everything in between. It's been said that a calico is a cat made by committee....
|The College Corner: Get All Your Questions Answered On College Visits |
Falmouth Enterprise - Sep 29, 2017
The last two articles have focused on how a parent or student can create a college visit list. I strongly suggest that you finish that project before going on your first visit, as each visit should be well prepared. Please also keep in mind my recommendation to not apply to any college that you have not visited. ....
|Fall break can be a time for college visits |
Jackson Sun - Oct 2, 2017
There are several reasons to visit your colleges of interest over fall break. For one, seeing and learning about the school in person can help students determine where to apply. You can find out more about the college from firsthand sources by meeting with different departments, students and faculty. ....
|College Interviews |
Mountain View - Oct 2, 2017
College interviews are a perfect opportunity for you to find out more about the college and for the college interviewer to learn more about you. I recently asked a local College Admissions Interviewer for Cornell University, Elizabeth Grover, what advice she suggests to students as they prepare for their upcoming interviews....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Oct 5, 2017
Two Important College Application Trends LSchool counselors are starting the college application season with the discovery of two trends they may not have seen much of in the past. While these two trends have been popular in certain parts of the country, they seem to be taking hold nationally. .... More
|Guidance counselors’ blind spots can hurt minority students |
Houston Chronicle OpEd - Sep 28, 2017
One of mine is that I didn’t get to participate in my high school graduation ceremony. Instead of walking across the stage of my college-prep school -- a prestigious school I had dreamed of attending since I was in first grade -- getting cheered on by family and friends, .....
|8 College Stats That Will Help You Find the Right School |
TeenLife Blog - Oct 4, 2017
Parents know that applying to college is an emotional decision. Students use all sorts of factors to determine which college they will attend: the name, food, sports teams, campus appeal, where their friend/boyfriend/girlfriend is going, etc. ....
SATs & ACTs
|Use Questions to Answer SAT Command of Evidence Items |
US News - Sep 26, 2017
The reading and writing and language portions of the redesigned SAT account for a significant part of your exam score, so it's important that you are prepared for all the questions you will encounter. ....
|Scholarships for Women Abound |
US News & World Report - Oct 2, 2017
Although this wasn't always the case, women outnumber men on America’s college campuses. And scholarship funds aimed at women remain plentiful. ..
Career and Technical Education
|Lights! Camera! Culinary School Will Teach Instagram Skills |
New York Times - Oct 2, 2017
HYDE PARK, N.Y. — Check out the tray liners at Martina, Danny Meyer’s new pizzeria in the East Village, which were designed as branded Instagram bait. Each has what the executive chef, Nick Anderer, calls “a frenetic doodle” of contemporary Roman slang phrases. ..
|4 Myths About Athletic Scholarships |
US News & World Report - Oct 4, 2017
Bruce Mesa Sr. knew a football scholarship could be a possibility when recruiters started visiting to see his son play as a junior at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin.. ..
|How college coaches evaluate parents |
USA Today HSS - Oct 4, 2017
In a recent unscientific survey, nine out of 10 college coaches indicated that 95 percent of parents are great, but 5 percent actually have a negative effect on their athletes’ scholarship chances. Actually, I made those numbers up, but I’m pretty sure they are close to accurate ..
|Taking college classes in high school can lead to more college success |
EdSource - Sep 29, 2017
New evidence says taking college classes while in high school can improve a student’s chances of earning a college degree. The findings indicate that these dual enrollment classes may be another tool as California grapples with a looming shortage of college-educated workers.. ...
|Teens and domestic violence |
Baylor College of Medicine - Oct 4, 2017
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month, and although domestic violence is mostly associated with adults, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says teens too often experience this type of abuse. ..
SATs & ACTs
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