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Study on Low-Income Applicants and Admissions
Inside Higher Ed - Mar 21, 2017
When college admissions officers have more information about the high schools attended by low-income applicants, those applicants are more likely to be admitted, according to a study published in the new issue of Educational Researcher...
Does a College Education Help All People Equally?
VOA - Mar 18, 2017
Higher education has been a dream for generations of men and women all over the world. Many people consider higher education a major step on the path towards success....
College-prep programs for the poor slashed in Trump’s budget
Washington Post - Mar 18, 2017
Harry L. Williams had no doubt he was going to college, even though his parents never attended and could offer no guidance on applying or enrolling. He cleared the first hurdle by being accepted to Appalachian State University in 1982 on a track and field scholarship...
How to Prepare Your Students for College and Work
EdWeek (registration)  - Mar 16, 2017
The typical American high school student leaves high school two to three years behind the typical high school graduate in the countries with the world's best education systems, reads at a 7th or 8th grade level, has a hard time comprehending college texts written at a 12th grade level..
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

Weighing college choices? Here are three factors to consider
Washington Post - Mar 18, 2017
College acceptances are starting to roll in for high school seniors, and for the next several weeks, much of the focus of the national media will be on those students vying to get into the three dozen or so most selective colleges and universities in the country....
Campus Controversies Can Be Good Signs During College Search
Forbes - Mar 21, 2017
When I went to the University of Michigan a long time ago, the general view was that community colleges were second-class academic institutions, students going there couldn’t get into four-year schools. ....
College Admissions: No Acceptances? Don’t Panic
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Mar 20, 2017
The massive campus protests of the 1960s focused the nation's attention not only on the Vietnam War but also on colleges themselves as "hotbeds of [your POV here]." It seemed that students no longer went to college just to take classe...
Make the most of your summer with academic options
Tribune News Service - Mar 21, 2017
Summer provides the best opportunity for future college applicants to separate themselves from the pack. As the number of students applying to colleges continues its upward trajectory, so too does the need for students to make an effort to distinguish themselves....
Community Colleges Are Not The Minor Leagues Anymore
Forbes - Mar 21, 2017
When I went to the University of Michigan a long time ago, the general view was that community colleges were second-class academic institutions, students going there couldn’t get into four-year schools. ....
College Counseling Corner — Decisions, Decisions!
Shelburne News - Mar 15, 2017
Area high school seniors will soon hear from the colleges and universities to which they have applied for admission. Those students who applied early action or early decision received word earlier in the school year as to the outcome of their application.....
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Social Media

Does Social Media Help Students Stand Out To Schools?
WBUR.org - Here & Now - Mar 20, 2017
It's that time of year when high school seniors find out their academic fate, with college acceptance letters arriving around the country. For admissions officers, there's less emphasis today put on standardized tests and more weight put on other things...
Why social media can be a minefield for teachers, school officials
Press-Enterprise - Mar 20, 2017
A stream of Inland educators and school board members have landed in hot water over recent social media posts -- which some found offensive or inappropriate -- that led to disciplinary action, calls for their resignations and an unsuccessful re-election bid....
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Campus Visits

5 Things You Should Look for On Admitted Students Day
Her Campus - Mar 20, 2017
Entering college for the first time can be stressful, scary and most of all, hard. With the flurry of transitioning between the halls of high school to the green campuses of college, it can be difficult to decipher if the school of your dreams...
5 tips for getting the most out of a college tour
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mar 22, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Keep these tips in mind as you plan college visits: Ideally, go when school is in session - but don't sweat it if you can't. We visited several schools over the summer, simply because we couldn't go any other time. ...
More than a college tour: Mother-daughter bonding on a never-ending road trip (photos)
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mar 20, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Yes, maybe my daughter was taking advantage of me. But how could I turn down the opportunity to spend so much uninterrupted time with her the year before she leaves for college?...
Archives - Campus Visits and Interviews

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HSCW Counselors' Corners
Post - Mar 23, 2017
A Financial Aid Call to Arms for School Counselors
The end of the college application season is here, and thanks to our friends at WikiLeaks, it comes with a twist. Soon after WikiLeaks published a series focusing on how it’s possible to hack just about anything, the federal government suspended the IRS Retrieval Tool so many students use to file for financial aid. ,... More

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6 College-Planning Tips For High School Sophomores And Their Parents
WBUR.org - Here & Now - Mar 22, 2017
High school juniors and seniors are well into their college preparation — taking the SAT, visiting schools and filling out applications. But it's not too early for sophomores to start planning....
College depression: What parents need to know
KYMA  - Mar 16, 2017
Helping your child make the emotional transition to college can be a major undertaking. Know how to identify whether your child is having trouble dealing with this new stage of life -- and what you can do to help....
Expect to Pay at Least This Much to Apply to College
Huffington Post  - Mar 21, 2017
College attendance costs get all the attention, but you’ll start paying for school when you begin the application process. Factoring in the costs of test preparation, test taking and applications, expect to spend at least $678 — and perhaps thousands more ....
Archives - Parents
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4 Tips for Choosing Between SAT Math Levels 1, 2
US News  - Mar 20, 2017
If you have decided to take an SAT subject test in math, which exam should you choose – Math Level 1 or Level 2? The answer is, surprisingly, not straightforward. Here are four tips that can help you select the math test that best suits your needs.....
Archives - SATs & ACTs
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College Corner: You Can Appeal Financial Aid Award Amounts
Cape News - Mar 17, 2017
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Today is a special day for me because instead of being 50 percent Irish every day, for one day I magically become 51 percent Irish....
College Acceptances and Evaluating Aid Offers
Huffington Post - Mar 22, 2017
College acceptance letters are arriving now – and with them the financial aid offers that can make or break a college dream. Comparing those offers of loans, grants, and scholarships can be a complex task. But if you’re organized about the process, the right decision will stand out.....
How to appeal your financial aid award
Yahoo News - Mar 17, 2017
If you’ve applied for college, and filled out an application for financial aid, you might be waiting to see how much money you’re going to get. But what if your financial aid offer isn’t what you expected? ...
College Admissions Expert Elizabeth Levine: FAFSA Mistakes
The Photo News - Mar 19, 2017
Listed below are common errors people make when completing the FAFSA that can potentially mean tens of thousands of dollars to your bottom line when it comes to receiving financial aid. ...
Can't import your taxes? File your FAFSA forms anyway
DelawareOnline - Mar 16, 2017
A tool that lets you automatically transfer your federal tax information into financial aid documents may not be working this week, but the Delaware Department of Education says high school seniors and their families should still complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). ...
Need more financial aid from your dream college? Here are 3 ways to get additional money.
Mic - Mar 22, 2017
Be patient with any high-school seniors in your life. Between the middle of March and April 1 is typically when most are notified whether they got into college — and how much financial aid they've been offered, if any. In other words, it can be a stressful time. ...
Archives - FinAid/Scholarships
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Career and Technical Education

Mike Bidwell, guest columnist: Robots haven’t won yet in our vital service trades
Waco Tribune - Mar 19, 2017
’m talking about the service trades — the plumbers, the electricians, the heating and air conditioning service professionals we need in growing numbers. There will be 2 million unfilled trade jobs by 2025,. ..
Millions of Manufacturing Jobs Could Go Unfilleds
Bloomberg - Mar 16, 2017
Over the next decade, 3.4 million manufacturing jobs are expected to become available as baby boomers retire and economic growth spurs work opportunities, according to a 2015 study by the Manufacturing Institute, a Washington-based think tank, and Deloitte LLC. But a skills gap could result in 2 million of those jobs staying unfilled..
Archives - Career & Technical Education
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Student Athletes

In coach's rant, a lesson for parents and athletes
CNN - Mar 22, 2017
(CNN)If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive ..
Don’t be that recruit: Five crazy stories told by college coaches
USA Today HSS - Mar 17, 2017
For any high schooler, impressing a college coach can be intimidating, and a few blunders are bound to happen. Maybe your student-athlete emailed the wrong college program. Or maybe they just didn’t play well in a tournament. ..
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Mass. AG Launches Effort To Help Students, Families Understand Financial Aid Packages
WGBH.org - OnCampus - Mar 15, 2017
There's no way around it: Those dense financial aid offers can be complicated, and might not explain the full costs of enrollment. ...
CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates
New York Times  - Mar 19, 2017
Twenty-thousand new students arrived at public community colleges in New York City last fall only to be told they were not ready for college-level work. Instead, they were placed in remedial classes to complete the preparation they were supposed to have received in high school.....
Maryland looks to make college more affordable
WBAL-TV  - Mar 22, 2017
BALTIMORE — Millions of soon-to-be high school graduates are making plans for college, and their No. 1 concern may be how much will it cost them.....
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Teen Dating

Teens experiencing dating violence face more risk later
Radio Canada International - Mar 20, 2017
A new study suggests that people who experience physical or verbal violence in their teens are more likely to suffer abuse later on. Researchers at the University of Calgary studied young people from the ages of 12 to 18 ...
'Powerhouse' Moves Teens Can Use to Prevent Dating Violence
KRDV - Mar 17, 2017
How you present yourself matters, so Susan Harrow teaches teenage girls to stand up straight and make good eye contact. She coaches them to speak with a ....
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