Monthly Archives: September 2013

College Board: 6 Out Of 10 Students Unprepared For College

The College Board announced yesterday that its latest results show the nearly 6 out of 10 who took the SAT are unprepared for college level work.  Students scoring just below 1500 (totaling the three SAT components) are not ready to … Continue reading

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Don’t Clean Your Room!

Parents of teenagers decry the state of their children’s rooms, with resounding choruses of “Clean your room/s” echoing through the teenage years. Researchers are the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota’s findings point to the fact that messy rooms … Continue reading

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Data from the preceding blog was obtained from “The Great Stagnation of American Education,” by Robert Gordon, a professor at Northwestern University. It was printed in The New York Times, Sunday September 6, 2013.

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If We Want To Get Our Nation Back To Work, We Need To Get It Back To College

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Seniors: Get Writing!

I am working with seniors now on their Common Application essays.  One boy is struggling with a topic.  He fees his life has been too normal to be of interest to anyone but himself. There is still lots to dig … Continue reading

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Service Dog Receives Honorary Degree

Johns Hopkins School of Education awarded service dog Kirsh, owned by Carlos Mora, a master’s degree at the May 23rd graduation ceremony.  “Since Kirsh sat through every class with Carlos, both will receive a master’s degree in mental health counseling. … Continue reading

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“Cornell University, Ithaca NY is one of many Common Application member colleges with ‘stealth essays’ that don’t appear until college-specific questions have been answered… ‘Undecided’ is not an option for selecting one of Cornell’s colleges or schools. You have to … Continue reading

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ACT or SAT? Now It Is ACT and SAT!

For the first time in modern college entrance testing, the ACT has outstripped the SAT in 2012’s numbers of college bound test-takers.   Comparisons and truisms about the two tests abound:  While the ACT may present as more straightforward than … Continue reading

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