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|State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education |
NPR.org - Jan 21, 2015
Right off the bat, the president touted the fact that more kids are graduating from high school and college than ever before. "We believed we could prepare our kids for a more competitive world,"..
|New college grads: Who employers want to hire |
CBS News - MarketWatch - Jan 20, 2015
A new report commissioned by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, however, is seriously questioning the drive to turn schools into institutions where the primary mission is offering career and vocational training...
|Why Colleges Are Like Cable Companies |
Chronicle of Higher Ed - Jan 20, 2015
Comcast might be the most-hated company in America. Even in an industry that generally rates poorly with consumers, it still regularly fares worse on consumer-satisfaction measures than any other company...
|New GED Test Means Many Have To Start From Scratch |
NPR.org - Jan 16, 2015
On New Year's Eve, 2013, as people were setting up house parties around the country and Times Square workers were preparing for the ball to drop, a small few were instead rushing to their local GED testing centers..
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Tuition is pricey, but applications could cost you too |
Island Packet - Jan 15, 2015
Just mentioning college can evoke a wide range of emotions - excitement, fear, anxiety and giddiness. Regardless of how you feel about it, you've probably thought about the cost of attending your top-choice university...
|College interview primer: Show some passion |
Charlotte Observer - Jan 19, 2015
College applications are submitted, and for some, itís now time for interviews. The first thing we need to do is to shake that image of the stereotypical elderly, tweed-jacketed, pipe-smoking...
|Preparing for a campus visit |
Philadelphia Tribune - Jan 20, 2015
Visiting colleges is a great way to get a feel for what college is like. And when the time comes, it can help you decide if a specific college is right for you. Here are some tips to get the best out of your campus visit.. ...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Free Community College? One Major City Offers It Now
Post - Jan 21, 2015
The school counseling community is buzzing about President Obamaís plan to offer two years of free community college to all high school graduates... More
|The Guidance Counselor Crisis |
WBUR.org - Here & Now - Jan 16, 2015
While a lot is made of overcrowded classrooms and slashed funding for arts, sports and electives, Americans are less likely to be up in arms about a severe shortage of guidance counselors in schools around the country....
|Plenty of credits, no diploma |
Hechinger Report - Jan 19, 2015
California's guidance counselor shortage means many kids end up with more credits than they need to graduate, just not the right ones....
|Upcoming 2015 USA Gap Year Fairs |
TeenLife Blog - Jan 15, 2015
Taking a gap year is an increasingly popular choice among college-bound high school seniors. From local and international community service or trekking through the wilderness, to residential internships ..
|College can wait |
NJ Jewish News - Jan 21, 2015
Helene Zinckgraf, a 22-year-old senior at the University of Delaware, didnít go straight to college after graduating from Morristown High School. ..
SATs & ACTs
|New SAT, New Problems |
The Atlantic - Jan 20, 2015
In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity....
|College Admissions: Standardized Test Prep |
GolocalPDX College Admissions - Jan 21, 2015
High school juniors should start preparing for standardized tests. Standardized test preparation is a big business. Many families have figured out that merit aid is often dependent on a studentís ACT or SAT score, so test prep can offer a good Return On Investment (ROI)...
|5 Alternatives to a Traditional College Educationr |
Huffington Post - Jan 20, 2015
With the rising student loan debt burden many are beginning to think "outside of the box" in terms of ways to gain an education. After all, life's lessons aren't strictly learned inside the four walls of a classroom.....
|How your family finances factor into financial aid calculations |
Washington Post - Jan 14, 2015
tís 103 questions that could make all the difference in how you pay for college. Yet every year families shy away from filling out the form known as the FAFSA, which the government and colleges use to determine need- and some merit-based financial aid. ...
|Five myths about filing for college financial aid |
Consumer Affairs - Jan 16, 2015
The new year is more than just a flip of the calendar. For families preparing to send a child off to college it's a time for shopping for financial aid Ė an increasingly critical factor in being able to afford higher education. ...
|Dream Act Supporters Rally Against Repeal Efforts |
Texas Tribune - Jan 14, 2015
With a new Texas legislative session underway and incoming state leaders indicating a desire to repeal the Texas Dream Act, supporters of the law are gearing up for a renewed fight to keep it in place.....
|Recruiting column: How your coach can help you |
USA Today HSS - Jan 14, 2015
USA TODAY High School Sports has a new weekly column on the recruiting process. This isnít about where the top five-star athletes are headed but rather a guide to the process and the pitfalls for student-athletes nationwide from Fred Bastie ..
SATs & ACTs
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