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The One Thing You Should Do Before Heading out to College

Preparing to Leave for College, Do this One thing First

The day has come or at least it is coming soon. You have been accepted to one of the colleges you have applied to and your travel date is just around the corner or you have been in school for a few years and will shortly be leaving for the last year or two of school. 499 more words
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Buying for Success: Rethink Your College Supply List

August is near and school supplies will be front and center in all major stores.  Of course, all the usual items (e.g. paper, notebooks, pencils, pens) will be on every college student’s list. 414 more words

Today's Hottest Advice for New and Prospective Students (July 30th, 2014)

Admissions Prep, Advice for Parents, and College Counseling.

  • When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3. Read
  • Top Five Tips for Parents Whose Students Are Off to College for the First Time. 
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The Global Achievement Gap, Chapter 3

Testing 1,2,3

Wagner takes us on a tour of different tests. Though Massachsuetts schools are some of the best in the country and MCAS asks students to think a little bit more than other standardized tests, Wagner believes it is increasing the dropout rate and that it does not test readiness for college – statistics prove it (89) … 419 more words

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Why Every High School Student Needs a Reading List

A few weeks ago I shared why I believe reading is the key to getting into college. I briefly wrote about the importance of having a strong reading list. 465 more words

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The Question ~ College, Careers, and Contentment - Part 1

What are you going to do after you graduate?

That is the new question. No longer is it, “what are you going to do when you grow up?” 443 more words

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Today's Hottest College News: Money (July 23, 2014)

Loans, Aid, and Postgrad Wages.

  • What Every College-Bound Teen Should Know About Money. Read
  • Federal Versus Private Student Loans. Read
  • Receiving Aid. Read
  • Wage Growth For Recent Grads Hasn’t Kept Up With the Rest of the US. 
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