Ahead of the Curve: November 7, 2013
From the News:
- Black and White and in the Red: Student Newspapers Scurry to Make Ends Meet, New York Times October 31, 2013
- Why Teach English? The New Yorker August 27, 2013
- UC Classes Too Big, Teacher Aides Too Few, Report Says, San Francisco Chronicle November 6, 2013 [Note: UC refers to the University of California]
From CMC Clients:
- Parent Conversations with High School Teachers: At the quarter/mid-semester break, I start receiving more phone calls from parents of high schoolers concerned about the possible ramifications of talking with their son/daughter’s high school teachers, yet wanting information because a grade is lower than expected. While throughout the semester, parents may have encouraged their child to talk with the teacher, no immediate impact to a grade may have been noticed.
- Common App Time Stamp: The Common Application time stamps submitted applications either in Eastern Standard Time (EST) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Not to worry if a time stamp says the day AFTER a deadline; generally, college admissions offices honor the time zone of the applicant. If you’re concerned about pushing a deadline, knowing you tend to procrastinate, contact the college admissions office days in advance to ask what time zone will be considered an “on time” submission.
- Extra-curricular Activities and Academic Majors: Extra-curricular activities can help students explore possible majors, before having to declare one in applications. Summers can provide concentrated time to attend a camp or other program to indulge an academic interest.