Monthly Archives: June 2012

College Scholarships

I observed something interesting at a recent high school graduation. While the graduating class was in excess of 300 students,  I noticed that one graduate was repeatedly called up to the stage to be recognized for scholarships she had been … Continue reading

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Are We Capable of Multitasking?

A recent study shows that multitasking may not be as efficient as completing one task at a time.  This is important to keep in mind with youth in the age of technology.  Constant distractions and working on too many items … Continue reading

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College Affordability and Transparency

In an effort to help students and parents become more informed consumers and get the most for their tuition dollars, the US Department of Education publishes the College Affordability and Transparency lists.   The lists were published for the first … Continue reading

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Transfering in College or High School

The IECA’s blog post Is College Transfer a Problem? offers good insight into why students transfer in college and what effects a transfer can have on the student and family.  The article can also be applied to transferring high-school students.  … Continue reading

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Digital Media and Youth – Link Access to Output

I don’t know anyone who isn’t very concerned about the impact of the obsession with digital media and devices among all of us— and especially among youth, whose characters, habits, and even IQs are not yet fully formed.  We can’t … Continue reading

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We Can’t Afford An Educational Consultant. The Cost of our Children’s Education is Already High.

  There is a familiar bumper sticker that reads: THINK EDUCATION IS EXPENSIVE? TRY IGNORANCE. We all realize that the cost of educating our children seems to be growing every year. Yet many of us are reluctant to apply the … Continue reading

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