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Comparing College Costs

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is offering a new tool for families to compare up to 3 different colleges’ costs at a time.  (Seniors can also add specific information from their financial aid award letters for further comparison. ) 

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Parents and Academic Success

Parents often ask what they can do to support their children’s education.  Elementary school parents can feel confident to assist with homework assignments and welcome to volunteer in the classroom.  Yet, as students mature, mom and dad’s presence on campus at middle school and high school can be an embarrassment to teens, while mom and …

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Grade Inflation is present and its effects may be more damaging then you think

The Economist this past week spoke of the notion of panflation, or better said the inflation of everything. “This ‘panflation’ needs to be recognized for the plague it has become.” I couldn’t agree more. What caught my eye in the article was the authors discussion of grade inflation.  Grades have always been a tricky topic …

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College waitlists: the in-between of college admissions

College wait lists offers can leave seniors with more questions than answers.  Why didn’t I get accepted, yet wasn’t denied admissions?  What information, if anything, should I send to boost my chances of admissions from the wait list?  How, and is, the wait list ranked?  What are my chances of being admitted from the wait …

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Spring Slide to Summer Break

With warmer weather combined with the last quarter of the school year, students and teachers start counting the days until summer break.  The monotony of daily homework, interspersed with grade impacting, year-end projects, can challenge any student to stay focused.  Parents often raise concerns that they’re making more frequent “reminders” about homework deadlines and trying …

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