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Monthly Archives: November 2011

SAT/ACT Cheating Scandal

SAT/ACT Cheating Scandal My son is taking the ACT for a second time on December 11 to raise his scores from the mid twenties to, hopefully, the high twenties or low thirties. He is among thousands of high school seniors … Continue reading

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The Burger King® Scholars Program

The Burger King® Scholars Program In celebration of our 10th anniversary last year, we made significant enhancements to the scholarship program to offer our employees and students in the communities we serve more benefits. HERE’S WHAT’S NEW FOR YOU! All … Continue reading

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Shut Out of the Military…

I revisited the Education Trust’s report, “Shut Out of the Military: Today’s High School Education Doesn’t Mean You’re Ready for Today’s Army” with great interest. My younger son has entered the JROTC program at his high school and is in … Continue reading

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Student Leaders Internship Opportunity

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2012 program. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and develops them as the next generation of … Continue reading

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Why College-Bound Students Must Have a Plan!

It is important for parents and students to understand that college admissions is anything but fair. In the Inside Higher Ed article, “Silver Spoon Admissions,” Scott Jaschik writes, “So perhaps it’s not surprising that when then-Hollwood übermogul Michael Ovitz’s son … Continue reading

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Counselors Do Not Have Time to Provide Counseling!

If parents and students are relying on their middle school and high school counselors to provide the necessary guidance for college and career preparation then they are likely to find themselves in trouble. The research has long indicated that counselors … Continue reading

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Presentations at the NABSE Conference

Visionary Leaders Principal’s Institute (Presented at the NABSE Conference in New Orleans, LA) At today’s Visionary Leaders Principal’s Institute participants were led through important strategic discussions as a precursor to identifying the people, programs, and practices needed to cultivate a … Continue reading

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STEM Majors Beware

A recent New York Times article, “Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)” reminded me of my own change of heart. I entered Northeastern Universityas an Electrical Engineering Major and eventually changed to the College of Business … Continue reading

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Having a Conversation About Grading

College admissions is extremely competitive and far too many quite capable students find themselves unable to gain admissions into colleges where they have the academic ability to perform well, due to grading practices that routinely punished such students for classroom … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Reading is Critical to College Enrollment

A report by the University of Chicago, “Reading on Grade Level in Third Grade: How Is It Related to High School Performance and College Enrollment” provides important tips for parents and teachers: “For children, a critical transition takes place during … Continue reading

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