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Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education
Hechinger Report - Jan 30, 2017
BALTIMORE — The vast majority of public two- and four-year colleges report enrolling students – more than half a million of them–who are not ready for college-level work, a Hechinger Report investigation of 44 states has found.. ..
Universities Grapple With Trump's Executive Order On Immigration
Consumer Affairs  - Jan 30, 2017
Colleges and universities are concerned about the implications of President Trump's executive order barring people from seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.....
The Hot New Brand of Higher Education
The Atlantic - Feb 1, 2017
President Donald Trump’s decision to tap the president of Liberty University to lead a task force within the U.S. Department of Education reflects two trends: a backlash against liberal policies at American colleges and universities and a hot new brand in higher education—the conspicuously conservative college. ..
White Students’ Unfair Advantage in Admissions
New York Times - Jan 30, 2017
As a Chinese-American alumnus who interviews applicants to Yale, I’m often asked one question by Asian-American students and parents: “Will being Asian hurt my chances?”. ..
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

11 college admissions tips we learned from the editor of the Princeton Review
NBC News - Today Show  - Jan 29, 2017
When Princeton Review editor-in-chief Robert Franek stopped by the TODAY Parents office to take our questions and yours about college admissions, we hit him with all our most pressing questions about what can be a daunting and confusing process. What did we learn?....
Starting The College Process: How To Choose The School That's Right For You
Forbes  - Jan 29, 2017
Proverbial wisdom has it that even the longest journey begins with a single step, and recently I have spoken with students and parents starting the college process at independent schools in New York City, New Jersey and Florida....
Why so many college students decide to transfer
Washington Post  - Jan 29, 2017
Going through the college admissions process once can be emotionally wrenching — but more than a third of students choose do it again. A 2015 report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that more than a third of college students transfer and that nearly half of those do it more than once...
College correspondence can be overwhelming
Herald Times Reporter  - Jan 27, 2017
GREEN BAY - For Green Bay East High School senior Natalie Ysebaert, selecting a college wasn't a breeze. Her options were virtually boundless, as emails from colleges flooded her computer's inbox while fliers filled her home's mailbox....
3 Considerations Before Enrolling in a First IB Course
US News  - Jan 30, 2017
Success in International Baccalaureate classes can lead to a competitive edge on college applications and perhaps even credit toward college-level courses. While the benefits of IB classes are often compared to those of Advanced Placement courses, IB classes are less common and have a distinct assessment approach....
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Social Media

50% of College Admission Officers Report Checking Applicants’ Social Media, Study Finds
Digital Chew  - Jan 29, 2017
50% of college admission officers report checking a student’s social media account, according to a new study. New research points out as teenagers use social networks to share parts of their lives with their friends and family, college admission officers are now reviewing their social media profiles....
Why college applicants should clean up their social media
Consumer Affairs  - Jan 27, 2017
Good grades and high SAT scores aren’t all you need to get into college. To rise above the competition, you might need to give your social media accounts a good scrubbing....
Archives - Social Media

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HSCW Counselors' Corners
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Mr. Obama, We'd Like To Reach Even Higher
Mr. Obama, I’ve written you from this space on more than one occasion to thank, beg, and plead for your support. ... More

Hobsons Acquires Digital Tool That Brings High School Counselors and College Representatives Together
Education World  - Feb 1, 2017
Hobsons Acquires Digital Tool That Brings High School Counselors and College Representatives Together...
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Use A Light Touch Preparing Your Child For College Admission
Forbes  - Jan 30, 2017
I applied to college way back in the dark ages of pens and pencils, paper forms, snail mail and phones with cords and dials. There wasn't much to it, really: My classmates and I took the SAT once, grimaced at our scores,...
How to Talk to Your Parents About Paying for College
Her Campus  - Jan 28, 2017
The time has finally come. After touring countless college campuses, spending hours writing your application essays and waiting anxiously for those acceptance letters, there’s only one thing left to do: have “the money talk” with your ‘rents,...
A Parent’s Guide To Helping Their Kids In The College Admissions
University Herald - Jan 31, 2017
The time has finally come. After touring countless college campuses, spending hours writing your application essays and waiting anxiously for those acceptance letters, there’s only one thing left to do: have “the money talk” with your ‘rents,...
Archives - Parents
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Proven strategies to earn an impressive SAT score
MyCentralJersey.com  - Jan 26, 2017
The January SAT exam is now history. It was given for the last time on Jan. 21, and will no longer be offered in future years. (It is being replaced by an August SAT exam starting this summer.) So now all eyes are on the March, May and June SAT exams, and there’s no better time than the present to start the preparations....
Boost ACT scores with this 'top secret' strategy
The Tennessean  - Jan 28, 2017
The single most important test you will take as a Middle Tennessee high school student is the ACT. These test scores are crucial for admission to your dream school. They can also make a difference of thousands of dollars in scholarship money...
Opinion: Don't be blinded by the flattery from college recruiters
Pocono Record  - Jan 29, 2017
Chicago - Many high schools across the country require that sophomores take the preliminary SAT or the practice ACT in preparation for the junior-year tests, ...
Archives - SATs & ACTs
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Early financial aid letters shake up college decisions
Grand Forks Herald - Jan 28, 2017
NEW YORK—The road to college has turned into an autobahn for some high school seniors this year. While the official deadline for making a college decision is May 1, thousands of students across the United States already have been admitted to the schools of their choice. .....
Top colleges for financial aid
CNBC - Jan 31, 2017
With college costs steadily rising, simply paying the tab is a serious concern when picking a school. At public four-year institutions, costs for the 2015–16 school year rose to $19,548 from $16,178 five years ago, according to the College Board....
Archives - FinAid/Scholarships
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Career and Technical Education

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required
New York Times - Jan 30, 2017
When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., some 10,000 people showed up at a job fair for 800 positions. But fewer than 15 percent of the applicants were able to pass a reading, writing and math screening ..
Vocational education provides skills needed for long-term, meaningful work
Washington Post - Jan 30, 2017
For too long, the prevailing attitude in America has been that the only education that matters is a path resulting in a four-year college degree. There is a widespread belief throughout the nation that vocational education is somehow second-class and that people ..
Archives - Career & Technical Education
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Student Athletes

Questions to consider before committing to play a college sport
USA Today - Jan 31, 2017
So, you want to play college sports — but at what cost? You’ve played your sport since you were 5 years old. You define yourself as an athlete, are very skilled at your craft, and have given 100% to be the best you can be ..
Recruiting Tip: The truth about recruiting services
USA Today HSS  - Jan 30, 2017
If you search the internet for recruiting assistance, there are literally hundreds of recruiting services/websites to choose from. ..
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R.I. governor says free tuition would help state retain young residents
Boston Globe - Feb 1, 2017
Governor Gina Raimondo, who is seeking to provide two years of free college tuition to Rhode Island residents, said that her plan would ease a major financial burden for middle-class families and encourage more young people to remain in the state.......
Successful "early college" program at CCCC going state-wide
Cape Cod Today - Jan 26, 2017
Meeting jointly this week, the State’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), and Board of Higher Education (BHE) endorsed a plan to create new statewide policy around the process of bringing college courses into the state’s high schools, allowing students to simultaneously earn high school graduation....
Pennsylvania University Chancellor Propose Big Changes To Adjust For Budget Crisis
University Herald - Jan 28, 2017
Chancellor Frank Brogan of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has announced a review that will lead to big changes to schools in the state. This comes in the midst of a budget crisis that is affecting the nation......
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Teen Depression

What Parents Should Know About Teen Depression
US News - Feb 1, 2017
Are you the parent of a depressed teen? If so, you're not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2015 an estimated 3 million teens in America between the ages of 12 and 17 experienced at least one major depressive episode in the past 12 months; that’s 12.5 percent of the U.S. ....
Suicide In Teens And Young Adults
Huffington Post - Jan 27, 2017
I recently met with a friend whose daughter died by suicide. Her daughter was a recovering alcoholic, and an argument with her significant other pushed her back towards drinking, and in the end, suicide ....
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