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The Chilling Effect of Fear at America's Colleges
The Atlantic  - Jun 9, 2016
No great universities exist in the world without a deep institutional commitment to academic freedom, free inquiry, and free expression. For the past 60 years, American research universities have been vigilant against external and internal attempts to limit or destroy these values...
In spite of rising tuition, one country manages to shepherd poor kids into college
Hechinger Report - Jun 10, 2016
LiVERPOOL, England — Covering much of one wall of Paul Richards’ office at the Calderstones School is an impressive collection of thank-you notes...
Common Core isn’t preparing students very well for college or career, new report says
Washington Post - Jun 09, 2016
College instructors and workforce supervisors say there is a mismatch between the Core vision and the reality...
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

Even more ways to ‘demonstrate interest’ in a college
DC College Admissions Examiner - Jun 13, 2016
While not completely out of the question, even the most wildly optimistic romantic might think twice about asking a complete stranger to the prom. Why? Because a complete stranger is not as likely to accept the invitation as someone with whom there is a relationship.. ..
Professor Ratings: Some Surprising Results
The College Solution Blog - Jun 14, 2016
How do you know if the colleges or universities that your child is looking at would provide him or her with an excellent education? You won’t.. ..
Developing Priorities During The College Search
Forbes - Jun 13, 2016
One of the first students I ever advised about college told me at our first meeting that he wanted a “small liberal arts college in the woods” with a “library like Regenstein.” He was one of the brightest students in his class at our highly competitive private high school.. ..
College Admissions: The 5 Most Unusual Colleges in the U.S.
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - Jun 13, 2016
Are college tours and info sessions leaving you bored and listless? Do you feel like the campuses and curricula are all pretty much the same? Well here are five colleges that shatter the mold. .. ..
Maximize Your Community College Experiences for University Admissions
Her Campus - Jun 13, 2016
There are many reasons students may choose to attend a community college before transferring to a four-year college, including career uncertainty and personal situations that require them to remain close to home. Another common reason students choose community college is to boost their likelihood of success when applying to more competitive colleges...
College Corner: How colleges make admission decisions
Tyler Paper - Jun 15, 2016
So, what actually goes on behind closed doors as admissions officers review the hundreds of thousands of applications to choose their incoming freshman class, which they may only have a few hundred spots for?...
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Fewer Teens Are Getting Summer Jobs This Year
TIME - June 10, 2016
Don’t expect to see as many teens at the lifeguard stand or scooping ice cream this summer. That’s because the number of jobs secured by people between ages 16 to 19 in May, when summer hiring ramps up, was only 156,000, a 14% decrease from last year,. ..
COLLEGE COUNSELOR: Making the Most of Summer
Gazette  - June 12, 2016
Some believe that a productive summer requires spending money to attend a leadership program or travel to a remote country and paint a school. ..
Unique 2016 summer reading list — from college admissions counselors and deans
Washington Post - Jun 15, 2016
You can find summer reading lists at schools, libraries, on the Internet and in bookstore, but here’s a unique one that you can only find in this post. This annual summer reading list for parents, students and everybody else– novels, memoirs, biographies, classics, new titles, etc...
7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College
Huffington Post - Jun 15, 2016
You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you’ll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you’ll need to accomplish before leaving for college,...
7 Ways to Get a Head Start on College Apps the Summer Before Senior Year
Her Campus - Jun 8, 2016
While thinking about college applications may be the last thing you want to do the summer before your senior year, starting to put some things together can put you at a huge advantage. When the fall comes around, you’re already going to be stressed out ..
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Campus Visits

What to Do When Colleges “Recommend” an Interview
Huffington Post  - Jun 15, 2016
I noticed that a number of colleges “recommend” or “highly recommend” an admissions interview. My own institution uses this same phrase in our viewbook and on our website. But, I bet there are plenty of families who may not know what exactly a college really wants.. ...
Five More Criteria For Summer College Visits
Falmouth Enterprise (registrtation required)  - Jun 12, 2016
Would you like to save time and money when looking at colleges this summer? Let’s try to make every visit count as I suspect you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to visit colleges this summer....
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Students with Disabilities

Escaping the Disability Trap
The Atlantic  - Jun 14, 2016
Today, more than 1 million students are trapped in an education system that wasn’t built for them. That system wasn’t designed to accommodate their disabilities—the kinds of intellectual, cognitive, communicative, and physical conditions that often conjure images of people reliant on wheelchairs and aides ..
ACT Announces Easier Accommodation Process for Students with Disabilities, International College Counselors Weighs In
Press Release - Jun 15, 2016
The ACT has taken steps to make it easier for students with diagnosed disabilities to get accommodations on its college-entrance exam. The new “user friendly” system is active this month, according to the ACT.....
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Are high school guidance programs falling flat?
Education Dive - Jun 13, 2016
The latest Civil Rights Data Collection survey found 1.6 million students attend schools that have a police officer but no guidance counselor. Budget cuts have made districts and school principals make tough decisions about what roles on their staffs are extra.....
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‘Stay Cool, Mom and Dad: 5 Ways to Weather the Admissions Process
College Admissions Strategies Blog - Jun 14, 2016
There is no prep course for being the parent of a college applicant. Most of us feel like we’re out there, hanging on, with a frame of reference that is about 30 years old. ...
How to Enroll Your Teen in Community College Classes This Summer
US News - Jun 13, 2016
Many teens will have to follow the steps students typically take to enroll, such as submitting an application and taking placement tests..
Archives - Parents
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Getting In Episode 9D: The True Value of SAT II and AP Scores, Plus Why Volunteering Matters
Slate - Podcast - June 9, 2016
How important are SAT II scores to admissions officers? Which is more valuable a good grade in an AP class or the score on the exam? What's your advice to students applying from abroad? Does volunteering matter? ..
Leaked ACT college admissions test canceled hours before students were to take it
Washington Post - Jun 10, 2016
The ACT — the most widely used college admissions exam — was canceled for thousands of test takers planning to take it in South Korea and Hong Kong on Saturday after it was found to have been leaked in advance....
Archives - SATs & ACTs
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Two Powerful Ways to Avoid Student Debt
Forbes - Jun 12, 2016
I recently gave a talk at a community college and got to the part of the program that I love so much: hard questions from the audience....
How to regain footing in college after loss of financial aid
The Christian Science Monitor - Jun 10, 2016
When you first started college, you might have assumed that your financial aid package would be solid for the next four years. But now spring has rolled around and you’ve been blindsided: You’ve learned you’ll be getting less money next year...
Archives - FinAid/Scholarships
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Career and Technical Education

Three hard truths that will save higher education
Quartz - Jun 13, 2016
Computer skills have become essential for nearly 80% of middle-skill jobs, but according to a new report, nearly a third (32%) of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have no work-related computer experience. ...
Archives - Career & Technical Education
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Student Athletes

Recruiting Column: How to build and distribute an effective recruiting resume
USA Today HSS  - Jun 15, 2016
Every college recruit (except for the top 2%-ers) should approach recruiting as if he or she is looking for a job. Realistically, the process is the same. You are looking to play in college and college coaches are looking for players. Once you find a match, it’s just a matter of negotiating the details and deciding on the best situation for you. ..
Archives - Student Athletes
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CT dangles in-state tuition to entice students across the border
CT Mirror - Jun 9, 2016
Connecticut public college officials hope to lure college-bound students from Massachusetts this fall by offering them in-state tuition rates if they enroll in Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield....
NY Assembly Passes Bill to Offer Undocumented College Students Financial Aid
NBC News - Jun 10, 2016
The New York State Assembly Monday again passed the Dream Act, which would open up financial aid to undocumented students who attend college in New York. But it faces an uphill battle making it out of the Republican-controlled state Senate and onto the governor's desk for signing this legislative session...
Thousands of N.J. high school students file appeals to graduate
NJ.com - Jun 14, 2016
TRENTON — After controversial changes to New Jersey's high school graduation requirements, about five times as many students than last year have filed last-resort appeals to earn their diploma and at least hundreds more were still not eligible to graduate as of May 31, according to state data....
Principals wonder how last-minute graduation rule changes will affect their students
NY ChalkBeat - Jun 14, 2016
As students across New York began taking mandatory Regents exams Tuesday, some of their principals were wondering whether their scores would matter at all. That’s because the state’s Board of Regents passed a new set of rules this week that eliminate the need to earn passing scores....
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Teen Depression

Teen Depression Treatment Is an Increasingly Thorny Issue
TIME - Jun 8, 2016
Treating mood disorders in children and adolescents is a tricky business. The pharmaceutical industry has developed some powerful drugs that can blunt some of the more serious imbalances in brain chemicals that are linked to depression, but it’s unclear how those medications can affect still-developing brains. ....
Understanding adolescent depression and anxiety
Centre Daily - Jun 13, 2016
Depression and anxiety in adolescence are major challenges to mental health that impair daily functioning socially, academically, physically and mentally, and can have major long-term negative effects....
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