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Big Picture

Harvard Rescinds Admission Of 10 Students Over Obscene Facebook Messages
NPR.org - Jun 6, 2017
This week saw a remarkable collision of free speech, toxic Internet culture and more, unfolding at one of the world's most prestigious universities....
Second Thoughts About Higher Education Decisions
Inside Higher Ed - Jun 1, 2017
A majority of Americans who attended college say they received a quality education. But half would change at least one of these three decisions if they could do it all over again: the type of degree they pursued or their choice of major or institution. ...
The first crack in the US college cartel
New York Post - Jun 1, 2017
When it comes to the cost of college, we may have reached the tipping point. According to a recent report in the New York Times, several colleges contacted applicants they hadn’t heard from after the official May 1 deadline to accept an admissions offer to see if they wouldn’t like to reconsider. ...
Men saying “no thanks” to college
Denver Post  - Jun 4, 2017
John Maxwell is curious about the world and freely shares, in casual conversation, tidbits of English history. Yet he says he’ll never again set foot in a college classroom...
Ethical College Admissions: Flawed Ways High Schools Boast About Students' Successes
Inside Higher Ed - Jun 5, 2017
A week or so ago there was an interesting exchange on the e-list for the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools. A counselor was being asked by his or her head of school to include the number of students attending their first-choice college as part of the end-of-year report to the board. ...
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

How College Waitlists Work Against Low Income Students
Forbes - Jun 4, 2017
College counselors advise most high school seniors to apply to six to eight colleges, with some students choosing to apply to as many as twenty or thirty schools. Although costly, applying to several colleges means students can be confident they’ll attend a college in the fall ...
College Advice For Juniors: Seeking The Right Recommendations
Forbes - Jun 1, 2017
The high school year ends soon, so Juniors who have not already lined up their two teacher recommendations and laid a sound foundation for their counselor recommendation might want to act now, because the best time for most teachers and counselors to concentrate on writing is during the summer ...
4 mistakes that will make a college pull your acceptance
Business Insider - Jun 7, 2017
The school rescinded acceptances to the students after administrators found public Facebook posts that were sexually explicit or made racial groups the target of jokes....
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Campus Visits

Make Every Summer College Visit Count
CapeNews - Jun 2, 2017
Would you like to save money and time when looking at colleges this summer? Let’s try to make every visit count, as you probably have a limited amount of time to visit colleges this summer. ....
College visits give teens something to dream of
myCentralJersey - Jun 1, 2017
For many families, summer is the most convenient season for visiting colleges. It may not be the ideal time for high school students to visualize themselves actually attending a particular college since it is missing the key ingredient — thousands of students taking classes and creating a bustling atmosphere. ....
Archives - Campus Visits and Interviews
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Write about these 3 things in your college essay (even if you think you shouldn’t)
USA Today College - Jun 6, 2017
Every year, as my team at College Essay Advisors (CEA) begins to brainstorm essay topics with our students, the same refrain always emerges: “I read that I shouldn’t write about this” or “My teacher said I shouldn’t write about that.”..
Teen’s Essay About Her Love Of Ordering Pizza Earns Her A Spot At Yale
Huffington Post - Jun 2, 2017
A Tennessee teen is encouraging others to break the mold after reportedly earning a spot at Yale University with an unusual essay about ordering pizza...
HSCW Sponsor Blog - New Book
Post - June 7, 2017
New Book on Supplementing the Supplement: I got this email from an author I often include in HS Counselor Week Here's a write up and link:...
Archives - Essays

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HSCW Counselors' Corners
Post - Jun 8, 2017
Summer Melt: A Step-by-Step Guide
It’s an all too familiar situation. You see your seniors off at graduation, they thank you for all you’ve done, you wish them luck at college, and you wonder when you’ll see them again... More

7 Things Your College Counselor Won’t Tell You
US News  - Jun 5, 2017
Summer is a popular time for rising juniors and seniors to visit college campuses. With early action and early decision deadlines looming just around the corner, here are seven crucial things you should know about college admissions that you may not hear from your guidance counselor...
Retiring high school counselors share 70 years of lessons
MyStatesman  - Jun 1, 2017
As seniors walk across the stage at McCallum High School’s graduation Thursday, school counselors Lucia Facundo and Mindy Croom will say goodbye to them like they do every year....
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How to Counter the Community College Stigma With Your Student
NBC News - Jun 6, 2017
Community college is a great opportunity for all students, including the most high-performing ones. However, if your teen is considering going to a community college, they may encounter some negative stigma...
How to Tell If a College Will Go Bust
Cappex - The Colege Solution - Jun 1, 2017
Colleges that you’ve never heard of sometimes offer the most tantalizing bargains for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree....
Five Common Mistakes People Make When Paying for College
Wall Street Journal - Jun 4, 2017
As the school year ends, summer vacation offers parents and students alike the opportunity to focus on what may be their most dreaded subject: paying for college.....
5 common mistakes parents make when paying for their kid's college degree
The Week - Jun 4, 2017
Congratulations! You have saved for your child's education using a state 529 plan and built up a decent nest egg to send him or her off to college with minimal financial worries. ....
Archives - Parents
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Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore?
Bloomberg - Jun 5, 2017
This summer American teenagers should find it a little easier to get a job—if they want one. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in May...
How rising seniors should spend their summer vacation
Hingham Journal - Jun 6, 2017
Congratulations ... you are about to enter senior year! You’re getting ready to apply to colleges! What can you do this summer to help increase your chances of gaining admittance to the school of your choice?...
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Why High School Senior Year Matters for College Financial Aid
US News  - May 31, 2017
When Amy Scott’s son was choosing between two colleges during his senior year of high school – both with similar price tags – she wasn’t shy about contacting the institutions to see if they would offer him more financial aid....
Is Treasury best suited to handle student financial aid?
Washington Post  - Jun 2, 2017
An idea that took shape in the Obama administration is getting fresh attention under President Trump as the Education Department considers handing the operations of its student aid office to the Treasury Department.....
his Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships
Money  - Jun 2, 2017
Diolanda Caballero’s ears perked up when a guidance counselor mentioned a new website where students could earn scholarship money just for completing routine high school activities.....
Archives - FinAid/Scholarships
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Career and Technical Education

The Downside to Career and Technical Education
The Atlantic - Jun 6, 2017
Quick: What’s one education topic that Betsy DeVos, Randi Weingarten, Donald Trump, and Al Franken all support?....
How Trump’s harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth goals
Slate - Jun 4, 2017
The new budget plans to cut vocational training from high schools, despite research showing numerous benefits...
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NJ Spotlight - Jun 2, 2017
A significant decline in the number of NJ high school graduates who will be seeking college degrees should be a major concern for the next governor and other leaders...
Help (desperately) wanted in Massachusetts
Boston Globe - Jun 6, 2017
Warm and able bodies. That’s what was in most demand at a job career fair in Randolph recently. The ballroom was filled with companies looking for nursing assistants, home health aides, van drivers, truck drivers’ helpers, part-time salespeople, house cleaners...
Vt.’s Career Education Investment Paying Off
Valley News  - Jun 4, 2017
Hartford — Out of view of the dining room out front, Chef Patrick Gobeille was giving orders Thursday morning as five or six teens bustled about the kitchen with wire-bristled brushes and green rubber gloves....
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Teen Mental Health

Mental Health Resources for Teens
Teen Vogue - Jun 1, 2017
Taking the first step in seeking support for any issues you’re dealing with deserves major props: It’s brave, it’s smart, and it’s an act of self-love. For adults, it can be tricky to navigate what those next steps are, and it can be even tougher for teens...
Teen depression: Large study finds girls have the highest risk
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jun 6, 2017
Reaching teenagers with depression and offering them help in a crisis is not easy. One young man whose anxiety led to depression says that adults don’t always recognize the signs and teens don’t know how to tell them....
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