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Author: Janet Rosier

College Rankings

It’s the beginning of the new school year and the beginning of the “application season” for the Class of 2014. Right on time, we have the new US News and World Report College Rankings. College

Future Women Engineers

I would never have known how divided girls and boys toys were if I had not had two sons before I had my daughter.  We had plenty of boy toys in the house, although at the time I think I considered

Cheating Really Is Wrong

I read this article in the Washington Post Education section, “Why schools should relax about cheating”.  There is a lot about academic cheating in the news today—from kids paying others to take their

Some Wait-List Figures

The New York Times has a grid that gives the yield rates and the wait list figures for some selective colleges and universities. Good news if you were one of the lucky 67 offered a spot in the

Admissions Limbo: The Wait List:

When students apply for college admission they can be accepted, rejected or offered a spot on a “Wait List”. Students who are offered a place on the wait list can tell the college to keep them on the

Avoid the Senior Slide

I am republishing my blog post of May 17, 2011 as the same advice still rings true:   For high school seniors, it is all but over. According to the calendar, classes may be going on for another

Suitcase Schools

Most of us are familiar with the term “commuter school” which means a college or university, usually in a city, where many or most of their students live at home and commute.  A less familiar term is

Holding High Schools Accountable for Students Who Aren’t Ready for College?

I read an interesting article in the Huffington Post about two states that are considering legislation to make schools pay for graduating those who are not ready and have to take remedial classes in

Holding High Schools Accountable for Students Who Aren’t Ready for College?

I read an interesting article in the Huffington Post about two states that are considering legislation to make schools pay for graduating those who are not ready and have to take remedial classes in

More Colleges Admit to Giving False Data

I was shocked last year when I read that Claremont McKenna had inflated their SAT scores for US News and World Report’s Rankings.  I was surprised when I read about George Washington University