When College-bound Kids Have Their Acceptances Revoked

(How Stuff Works ) By Julia Layton — Millions of college-bound high-school seniors, from across the United States, just lost interest in school. January was a milestone on the traditional path to higher learning. For most U.S. colleges, applications were due. Early-decision candidates, who applied back in November, found out if they’re attending their first-choice schools. After […]

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Can a free SAT prep class ever be as good as pricey in-person ones?

(The Washington Post) By Natalie Gross–  When Nathan Bernard took the PSAT his freshman and sophomore years of high school, he admits, he didn’t take the test seriously. “I don’t think I brought a calculator,” the blond 17-year-old said, laughing, on a recent Sunday afternoon at his home in Alexandria, Va. Back then, Bernard was running […]

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The Undervaluing of Guidance Counselors

(The Atlantic) By James Murphy — Teenagers make bad choices. Honestly, who doesn’t? For adolescents, however, who are armed with new responsibilities, opportunities, and bodies they are almost inevitably unprepared to deal with, the wrong decision can have serious, life-altering effects. For low-income adolescents who lack the safety net that comes with privilege, the wrong […]

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NJDOE DATA SHOWS MORE STUDENTS USING PORTFOLIO PROCESS TO GRADUATE

(Education Law Center)– The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has released the first data report required by the settlement agreement reached last month between Education Law Center and the NJDOE to resolve a lawsuit over new high school graduation policies. A preliminary analysis of the partial data provided so far reveals several significant trends: More […]

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