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College Athletic Recruiting That Cannot be Justified

As an educational consultant who helps high school students through the maze of college admissions, I have had the opportunity to work with many different students including those who apply to

U Conn Applications

According to the Hartford Courant, applications to the University of Connecticut have increased by 10% and the average SAT scores are up as well.  I am not surprised– U Conn has a lot to offer its

Cause for Alarm?

This is a good example of an article or news story that gives information but may leave the reader confused. The headline is kind of alarming: “Study: 4 in 10 Finish College Where They Start” The

Major Problems with the Common Application

The Common Application, which has been around since 1975 and now has over 500 colleges as members, underwent a comprehensive overhaul and made its debut on August 1, 2013 as the CA4. Having

Students and Social Media

I, and many others, have been writing about students—both in secondary school and college—and what happens when they share too much on social media.  I wrote here three years ago that what students

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