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By Ed Devine

Are we “Turning the Tide?”  Creating lockers full of hope and fairness?  Testing for something new?  Or just putting lipstick on a pig?

Many enmeshed in the world of college admissions are rightly exclaiming “Our poor junior …

Buckling in for Summer

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I’m working really hard this week to find the sweet spot. I have a group of rising seniors that is just small enough to manage each student’s needs on a case-by-case basis, as I have in the past. This year, …

Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Have you seen them wandering your hallways?  Sleep deprived students with sunken eyes, fueled with energy drinks and???  They seem to appear every May but the past few years the numbers have grown to epidemic proportions.

OK maybe I’m being …

Strong Senior Schedules

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High school juniors are entering the final leg of their critically important junior years. They are getting ready for AP tests, finishing final school projects, and prepping for ACTs, SATs, and SAT Subject Tests. Many are competing in various sports …

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As high school juniors enter the full swing of the college readiness season, counselors need to remind them to manage their social media presences. Last year, 31 percent of college admissions officers who participated in a Kaplan phone questionnaire claimed …

February/March is “prime time” for helping high school juniors pick their senior year schedules. Colleges are looking for academically committed and passionate students. The senior year schedule should take the shape of a peak, not a plateau or downhill slope, …