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Colleges at the Field Museum

Last Wednesday was the date of an extraordinary college fair: Nearly sixty colleges displayed their wares and made connections with over 200 charter school counselors and administrators as part of the National Charter School Conference held here in Chicago. The … Continue reading

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Parenting Out of Control: The Book on Out of Control Parenting

The “helicopter parenting” phenomenon seems to be getting nuttier by the minute and it’s easy to harrumph over the latest anecdote about a mother calling the academic dean of a college to ask why her child got a bad grade. … Continue reading

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YouTubing the Admissions River

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it. Cloning afghans (the dog not the blanket), building half-mile high buildings, teaching chickens to count–we just don’t need em. The same is true, I think, for inviting students to submit YouTube-style videos … Continue reading

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Child Exploitation at USC

Just when you think you’ve heard it all there comes another shocker, this time about USC’s committing one of its football scholarships…to a 13-year old. That’s USC’s Class of ’19. According to a report in Inside Higher Ed, the USC … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not to Tell?

Recent postings on the NACAC elist have weighed in on the merits or demerits of posting college admission results in a public place like a bulletin board. At some schools, it’s nobody’s business; at others, it’s a celebration of community … Continue reading

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