Category Archives: Have You Heard?

Shift Your Perspective

Nobody likes rejection and it’s natural to feel angry or  sad if you’ve received disappointing news. Competitive schools can’t accept all qualified applicants, so this decision may not necessarily be a refection of your qualifications.  Instead, turn your focus to … Continue reading

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Core Values For Success

Former Mayor of New York City wrote a thoughtful article in the New York Times about his road to success and the role education played.

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“Turning the Tide” On College Admissions

Frank Bruni previews a report on college admissions entitled “Turning the Tide” in today’s New York Times. “Turning the Tide”, the work of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, examines the college admissions process and calls for serious changes in order to … Continue reading

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What Really Matters When Choosing A College

As a follow-up to the release of the government’s College Scorecard, Frank Bruni, in the New York Times, offers a perspective worth considering. A joint project of Gallup and Purdue University has created the Gallup-Purdue Index to “conduct the largest representative … Continue reading

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College For The Masses

David Leonhardt’s column in The Upshot, in Sunday’s New York Times Sunday Review offers a keen perspective on the benefits of a four-year degree for most students. This confirms what we’ve believed to be true; most students can succeed, if … Continue reading

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Does Your Child Need A Passion?

While some are fortunate to find a passion for a particular endeavor, one that truly drives them, others may not. Passions can be found at different moments throughout life, not only during youth. And it’s never a good idea to … Continue reading

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First Gen Students

First-generation college students face tremendous challenges when they arrive on college campuses. They are now speaking up about the kinds of support they need to succeed. Laura Pappano’s New York Times article looks at the organizations sprouting up on campuses to … Continue reading

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