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Post - June 25, 2015
Summer Break: Another school year has come to an end. I can always tell, not only year by the weather but by the ever increasing returned email saying, “XYZ High School is on Summer Break...
|A State University Arms Race |
The College Solution Blog - Jun 22, 2015
Many students who aren’t interested in attending a public university in their own state tend to look at state institutions elsewhere....
Does a High School Diploma Mean “College-Ready” for Students? |
Washington Monthly - Jun 19, 2015
magine a group of high school seniors in cap and gown being congratulated for completing their state’s requirements to earn a high school diploma. Are they ready for college or a career? In some states, that depends on who you ask.....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Getting into selective schools often a crapshoot |
Poughkeepsie Journal - Jun 21, 2015
Every time I begin working with a bright, eager and high-achieving student seeking admission to a so-called “top tier” college or university, I’m reminded that the cards are stacked against them....
|College Admissions: 5 Things Rising Seniors Need To Do This Summer |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jun 22, 2015
The end of junior year is a landslide: SATs, ACTs, Subject Tests, AP Tests, proms, sports playoffs, and final exams. By the time summer comes, it’s tempting to just sit back and forget the whole college process even exists. However...
|Summer Activities for Rising High School Seniors |
TeenLife Blog - Jun 24, 2015
School’s out for the summer! There is nothing more tempting to your student after finishing junior year, than to close his laptop, stow his books and vow not to think about anything school-related ...
|3 Summer Fixes for Bad High School Grades |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jun 22, 2015
A bad end-of-year report card can put a damper on the start of summer for teens and their parents. "I definitely think it can be frustrating for parents and they may not know what direction to go in and try to help their student," says Dominique Foster..
|College Admissions: Prepare Your Audition Materials this Summer |
GoLocalPDX College Admissions - Jun 24, 2015
Summer is officially here and by now you have had a few weeks to decompress from a hectic school year. Maybe your summer plans include a job, internship, volunteer work, travel or plenty of chill time with friends. Perhaps you have a long list of books you hope to read just for fun,..
|My Turn: Gap year abroad gives son appreciation for cultures and lifestyles |
Daily Breeze - Jun 23, 2015
Our 19-year-old called home from a farm on a recent Sunday. “It’s so green here,” the kid said. Our dyed-in-the-soft-wool product of the South Bay then told us that he would spend a chunk of his day looking after the sow, feeding the chickens, and maybe splitting some wood. ...
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Post - Jun 25, 2015
Five Summer Activities to Build a Better College Plan
Well, you’ve done it again. You’re almost out the door for the summer, but your principal has just reminded you about the article you need to write for the summer newsletter. Now what?;.. More
|A School Counselor’s Summer Advice For Teens |
WBUR.org - Here & Now - Jun 21, 2015
Summer can be a busy time for high school students. Some are touring colleges, others are taking classes. Lisa Micele, a high school guidance counselor, suggests “How about getting a job at the Dairy Queen?”.....
|Keeping freshmen from an about-face |
Philly.com - Jun 21, 2015
One study he conducted found that students who were offered help by their high school counselors over the summer were 14 percentage points more likely to immediately enroll in college. The average cost: less than $200 per student.....
|How Can I Make Sure My Ex Pays Her Share of Our Kids’ College Costs? |
TIME - Jun 22, 2015
Q. I’ve had an ugly divorce and I think my wife will refuse to pay her part of college costs for our kids. The oldest kid starts in September, and I can’t afford to pay the whole thing. I’m also not sure I want to go through another fight and go back to court. Plus, I can’t really afford an attorney again. What are my options?....
SAT & ACTs
|Don't study for the SAT or ACT this summer |
Minneapolis College Admissions Examiner - Jun 24, 2015
What? I shouldn’t utilize my summer to improve my score for the central, often required college admission examination? The title is a bit misleading, as I do advise students to use their summer time to prepare for these examinations ...
|Preparing for the new PSAT examination |
Tyler Morning Telegraph - Jun 22, 2015
The PSAT, given in October every year, is always an important test for high school juniors, and to a lesser extent, sophomores. But this year, it’s even more critical — so much so that I recommend that every eligible high school student who’s even thinking about attending college really should take the PSAT this fall....
|The Top 5 Questions to Ask a Financial Aid Advisor Before You Even Apply |
Huffington Post - Jun 19, 2015
College is an investment in your future. (And I bet you've heard it a thousand times). But at least in the short term, it will probably impact your pocketbook, too. In fact, Texas graduates in 2013 averaged just over of $25,000 in debt, according to U.S. News & World Report....
|Financial Aid Tip: Don’t be taken in |
News-Democrat & Leader - Jun 18, 2015
Parents of college-bound students often hear from companies that promise to help them find financial aid to pay for college. But families don’t have to pay for this kind of information,...
|3 College scholarship actions students cannot ignore |
Grand Rapids Community Colleges Examiner - Jun 23, 2015
Successful college scholarship winners don’t just fill out an application and mail it to the organization sponsoring the award. Rather, they have written a memorable essay, carefully followed all application directions ...
|Expanding Career Counseling |
CTE Policy Watch Blog - Jun 19, 2015
Many students are not getting the counseling they need about career pathway options, and a new publication from SME and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council has recommendations on ways to change that....
|CTE and STEM Education: Two Sides of the Same Vital Coin |
EdWeek (registration required) - Jun 19, 2015
Much work remains to ensure a fully skilled STEM workforce to anchor the nation's economic future. Yet as states, districts, and schools seek to operationalize STEM education, many are already offering innovative career and technical education (CTE) programs that impart critical academic and employability skills...
|Texas Turns Away From Prosecuting Truants |
NPR.org EdBlog - Jun 23, 2015
For two decades, Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense. That means most cases were prosecuted in adult courts where children, along with their parents, faced jail and fines of up to $1,500 for missing school — usually 10 or more unexcused absences....
|Law Allows More College Credits for High Schoolers |
Texas Tribune - Jun 19, 2015
Earning college credit may soon get easier for high school students who take Advanced Placement courses in Texas. A bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott this month will require the state’s colleges and universities to give credit for scores of three or higher on many AP tests,. ...
|Some Louisiana universities to test new admission standards |
KLFY - Jun 18, 2015
The state Board of Regents has agreed to test new admissions standards for some of Louisiana’s universities. Under the new policy, four-year regional institutions will be able to admit students who require a developmental, or remedial course. ...
|The fading of the teen summer job |
PewResearch.org - Jun 23, 2015
In the 1970s and ’80s, most teens could expect to be working at least part of their summer vacation. But the share of teens working summer jobs has dwindled since the early 1990s; last summer, fewer than a third of teens had a job. ...
|What Happened to the Teen Summer Job? |
Slate Magazine - Jun 24, 2015
The teen summer job was once a rite of passage. Now, it’s a rite that may have passed. According to a new report from Pew Research Center, summer employment among teens has trailed off dramatically over the past few decades ...
SATs & ACTs
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