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3 Key Findings About College Admissions
Chronicle of Higher Education  - May 7, 2015
If your vice president for enrollment looks haggard these days, maybe it’s because the percentage of accepted applicants who enroll keeps going down, complicating those all-important revenue projection...
Why are graduation rates at community colleges so low?
Hechinger Report  - May 5, 2015
Teachers College Professor Tom Bailey answers our questions, explaining what "cafeteria colleges" are, why they're bad and weighing in on Obama's plan to make community college free....
Students Can’t Work Their Way Through College Anymore
Washington Monthly  - May 5, 2015
A common concern voiced by many older people with regard to the high education debt held by many Americans is that perhaps all of these students are just expecting things to be too damn easy. College is supposed to be something of a struggle, right?....
Smith College changes admission policy to allow transgender applicants - NewsHour  - May 5, 2015
Smith College, the largest of the Seven Sisters schools, voted to change its admission policy Saturday to allow transgender students at the all-female institution.....
13th Grade Offers Some Teens an Easier Transition to College
US News - May 4, 2015
Some teens are staying in high school for an extra year for 13th grade to earn associate degrees or substantial college credits for free or at a reduced cost. ...
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

College Admissions: Yield Rate and Demonstrated Interest
GoLocalPDX College Admissions  - May 6, 2015
When I worked in the advertising industry I hired many college graduates for their first full-time job. I always had multiple qualified applicants for each open job. What I discovered through experience was that the best workers were ultimately the people who wanted the job ...
Students: Find Your Passion
Huffington Post  - May 5, 2015
I have been lucky enough to teach for 15 years. I have taught juniors for the last five years, and I must say that it is my favorite year to teach. I believe that it is in your junior year, that you grow and change the most ...
College Admissions: 5 Questions to Ask Career Services
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - May 5, 2015
As the Class of 2015 prepares to graduate from college, many families are disappointed with job prospects. However, the problem really began 4 or 5 years earlier. ...
Lauren Padilla: Tips from a college-bound senior for next year's applicants
The Republican  - May 3, 2015
It's finally May, which means the college process is officially OVER. After several grueling months of worrying about standardized test scores, recommendations, and endless applications, I can just relax and enjoy the rest of senior year. ...
2 opposite ways of nailing the college search
Long Island College Prep Examiner - May 4, 2015
There are two polar opposite approaches to journey through the college search process. With a field of over four thousand schools of higher education, ...
NACAC’s problem with ‘the question’ extends far beyond the Common Application
DC College Admissions Examiner  - May 4, 2015
In an opinion piece penned for the National Association for College Admission (NACAC) Bulletin, Todd Rinehart, associate chancellor for enrollment and director of admission at the University of Denver and chair of NACAC’s Admission Practices Committee,. ...
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220 Colleges Have Space for More Students in Fall
Inside Higher Ed  - May 6, 2015
The National Association for College Admission Counseling has released its annual list of colleges that are still accepting applications for admission this fall -- and there are more than 220 colleges on the list. ...
6 really important reasons to tell a college you’re NOT attending
DC College Admissions Examiner  - Apr 30, 2015
As the days tick down to May 1—national student response day or the deadline by which many colleges expect a decision from students they admitted—a key part of the admissions process tends to be overlooked by excited applicants anxious to move forward with their lives.. ...
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Countdown to College: How to combat Senioritis
Charlotte Observer  - May 5, 2015
It’s senior slump time. Like seasonal allergies, “senioritis” goes into attack mode around this time each year. Merriam-Webster defines it as: “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.”...
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Changing times expanding the role of high school counselors
Chicago Tribune - May 3, 2015
Tough some people may balk at the idea of working with teenagers, Michele Vieu views them as the future. A guidance counselor at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Ill., Vieu, 33, sees teens doing amazing things every day....
Lousy College Counseling for Bright Kids From Poor Homes
Huffiungton Post - Apr 30, 2015
And it turns out that one of the best and simplest ways to do that is by redefining the roles of guidance counselors, an immensely valuable but forgotten resource in public schools....

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Surviving the college application process isn't easy — just ask Mom and Dad
NBC News - Today Show - Apr 30, 2015
Tomorrow is the first of May, a date noteworthy for those of us who are parents of college-bound seniors. It is the long-awaited deadline for students to choose the school that will embrace them next fall. Over the last six months,...
Will preschool choice affect your child's college admission?
USA Today - Apr 30, 2015
Over the course of nearly a decade in college admissions, I’ve heard one question more often than any other from students and parents alike: “What should I do to get [my child] into X school?”...
The Best Ways For Parents To Pay For College
Forbes - Apr 30, 2015
College is expensive, but education is purposeful. Most parents understand this and want their children to go to college. College boosts incomes. College betters society. But the monetary cost can be hard to overcome....
Too many parents have a paradoxical view of college costs that will leave them in a tight spot
Business Insider - May 6, 2015
In its latest report, How America Saves for College 2015, student lender Sallie Mae and market research company Ipsos surveyed nearly 2,000 American parents with at least one child under the age of 18...
Archives - Parents
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The Big Problem With the New SAT
New York Times - May 5, 2015
AT first glance, the College Board's revised SAT seems a radical departure from the test's original focus on students' general ability or aptitude. Set to debut a ......
Do SAT Prep Courses Pay Off?
Education Week (registration required) - May 5, 2015
Old SAT vs. New SAT - What Are the Main Differences? The are many differences between the current SAT and the new one including: Less sections: two sections instead of three, with an Essay section that is optional.....
What Parents & Teens Need to Know About the New SAT
TeenLife Blog - May 5, 2015
The four-hour ordeal known as the SAT has given rise to expensive test-prep courses that parents hope will boost their children's scores......
Archives - SATs & ACTs
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Beware Hidden College Costs: Here's What Financial Aid Doesn't Cover
NBC News - Apr 30, 2015
The acceptance letters are in, and so are the all-important financial aid offers. But for college-bound students, most of whom must choose a school by this week, the next four years can be full of hidden costs.l.. ..
5 financial aid tips to help you choose the right college
The Fiscal Times - May 2, 2015
While the school's location and culture remain extremely important, the net cost of the college — its price after all financial aid and scholarships are factored in — has become an increasingly important factor as well.. ..
College Financial Aid: There's Still Time to Apply
ABC News - May 6, 2015
When it comes to lining up financial aid for college, earlier is definitely better. Universities have a limited amount of money they can award to students every year. Scholarships get snapped up fast. And many deadlines for state aid come and go before spring break.. ..
Archives - FinAid/Scholarships
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Study Fills Void on Wage Data for Community College Grads
Diverse Education  - May 4, 2015
Many career technical education programs show “substantial, positive earnings effects,” but a more granular look at the programs — and the characteristics and motives of students who enroll in them — is needed in order to determine which programs yield the best results....
Career High
EduPulse  - Apr 29, 2015
School districts are increasingly offering solid industry certifications to prepare students for college and career. When Rachel Rath graduates from Park Vista Community High School in Lake Worth, Florida, later this spring, ....
Archives - CTE
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A new ranking of college superstars
CBS News - MarketWatch  - May 1, 2015
These schools -- even the ones you've never heard of -- emerged as superstars in a promising new college ranking system that the Brookings Institution rolled out this week....
Why You Should Never Rely on College Rankings
Cheat Sheet  - May 5, 2015
College rankings are tricky. Everyone who puts together a list looks at different factors and uses a unique methodology to come up with a list of schools that are supposedly better than all the rest. ....
Archives - Rankings
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Financial aid for college is available, but Ohio students are not submitting required form - May 5, 2015
The newest math scores for Minneapolis South High School’s 11th-graders plunged more than 25 percentage points compared with 2013. At Southwest High School, scores dropped 22 points over the same period.....
As more students opt out of tests, average scores plunge at some Minneapolis schools
Star Tribune - May 2, 2015
The newest math scores for Minneapolis South High School’s 11th-graders plunged more than 25 percentage points compared with 2013. At Southwest High School, scores dropped 22 points over the same period.....
Kansas Schools Close Early as Sam Brownback Tax Cuts Squeeze Revenue
Bloomberg - May 4, 2015
Income-tax cuts in Kansas championed by Governor Sam Brownback have led to credit downgrades, political turmoil and deepening budget deficits. This week, they’ll start forcing schools to close early.....
Nebraska senators back bill to strengthen college readiness
KLKN Newsroom - May 2, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska school districts could receive reimbursement for preparing students for college and careers under a bill that cleared a first-round vote in the Legislature......
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Teen Dating

Teen dating violence on the rise
13WMAZ - May 4, 2015
Although the issue has been brought into the light more and more, teen dating violence is still largely a silent issue....
Domestic violence video targets teen athletes
Dallas Morning News - May 2, 2015
AUSTIN — On Christmas Eve, political consultant Bill Miller went into protective father mode as he read about yet another allegation of an athlete committing a violent act against a woman....
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