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|What a New Trump Administration Hire Could Mean for For-Profit Colleges |
The Atlantic - Aug 31, 2017
The Trump administration has tapped Julian Schmoke, a former DeVry University administrator, to lead the Education Departmentís student-aid enforcement unit. The move provoked complaints from critics who pointed out that DeVry recently settled several claims brought against.....
|Trump Ends DACA |
Inside Higher Ed - Sep 6, 2017
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, through which about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children have gained the right to work and temporary protection against the risk of deportation.....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|High school seniors, hereís your fall checklist |
Tribune News-Service - Sep 5, 2017
The to-do list for high school seniors seems to be growing longer each day. When theyíre not doing homework, participating in their extracurricular activities, hanging with friends, sleeping, eating or texting, hereís what theyíre thinking about: their college list...
|Tell Colleges You Love Them |
Forbes - Sep 6, 2017
At some point in any romantic relationship, this question may arise: "Why do you love me?" The moment is fraught with danger and the answer needs to come quickly and without hesitation. Otherwise, well, who knows. The worst possible answer would be, "Because you're a person.....
|College Admissions: 6 Reasons to Pick a State University |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Sep 4, 2017
As college admissions continue to increase in competitiveness, a debate has emerged among families on the value of private vs. public education. A growing number of parents seem to believe that a private college education is superior in quality to a public university education.....
|Starting a college admission search? Here are a professorís tips. |
Washington Post - Aug 26, 2017
Selecting a college with your child is an agonizing ordeal. Triply agonizing, in fact. First, choosing the right school from among dozens of viable options is anxiety-inducing. Second, thereís the ignominy of actually having to listen to your teenagerís peculiar ideas as to whatís in his or her best interest.....
|Top 3 Tips for College Visits |
HamletHub - Aug 26, 2017
At this time of year, many seniors visit the colleges and universities that are on the ďlistĒ that they have received from their counselors. It is important to remember that just as you are looking for the perfect college, the colleges are looking for their ideal students. ....
|Are college visits worth it? |
The Daily Pennsylvanian - Sep 6, 2017
For the past week and a half, Iíve found myself marveling at the verdant trees, barely subsumed by the stunning hallmarks of academic and intellectual excellence that line Locust Walk. ...
Students with Disabilities
|Getting into College with a Learning Disability |
TAPinto - Aug 31, 2017
Iím proud to tell you that our daughter got a perfect score on the SATs. She wants to go to an Ivy League school or the equivalent, but we have no idea if sheíll get into any of those schools because she has a learning disability.....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Sep 6, 2017
Helping Students Respond to DACA Writing a column about school counseling is a lot like school counseling itself. I had this great piece planned about schedule changesóit was really going to be awesome. .... More
|Take advantage of school counselors, a valuable resource |
MyRecordJournal - Sep 6, 2017
School counselors are certainly incredibly busy people. But our advice is that itís your job this school year to make sure they are even busier. We donít mean creating busywork, but rather taking advantage of all your school counselors have to offer.....
|Parents & Students Beware Of These Common College Scams |
CBS Local - St. Louis - Jun 12, 2017
Scammers are preying on college students across the country and if you think your son or daughter is too smart to fall for these tricks, think again. Here are just a few of scams you should discuss with your college student....
SATs & ACTs
||What You Should Know About The New Summer SAT |
NPR.org - Aug 24, 2017
On Friday night, Fabrice Charles is planning to go to bed early so he can get a good night's sleep. He's got a big day on Saturday, when he'll join hundreds of thousands of other students taking the new summer SAT.....
||The 4 best ways to save on college |
Marketplace.org - Aug 11, 2017
College can be a huge expense for students and families. According to The College Board, the average cost to students for the 2016-2017 school year after financial aid was $14,210 for public college and $26,100 for private college. ..
Career and Technical Education
|Career and Technical Education Faces Challenges in Rural America |
Education Week (registration required) - Aug 22, 2017
Rural schools face special challenges trying to build good career and technical education programs, especially programs that include postsecondary training, an important element in an economy that increasingly demands more schooling than a high school diploma....
|College Admissions: 4 New England College Roadtrips |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Sep 4, 2017
It wonít be long before the leaves are turning and autumn is in full swing. For parents of juniors and seniors, this can be a great time to take students to see New England campuses before the snows of winter make tours painfully cold. Now is ideal to see schools, while students are present and campuses are picture perfect.....
||The Call-In: Bullying |
NPR.org - Aug 27, 2017
The new school year is upon us. This week on The Call-In, we hear from listeners about their experiences with bullying. Also, psychologist Kortney Peagram talks with host A Martinez....
SATs & ACTs
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