Deregulated Internet and America’s Classrooms

This article takes a look at how deregulated internet could hurt America’s classrooms. While the true impact is not yet known, this includes interviews with teachers who give insight into what could be affected. “Now 94 percent of school districts in the U.S. have access to high-speed internet and more than 118,000 school and libraries use the E-rate program.”

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College Tips for Academic Success

The article provides college tips that can help you increase your productivity, your ability to excel, “develop a more effective mindset, and maintain a healthy state to ensure you enjoy your time at school”. These college tips are also great strategies that can be applied in your daily life. Take a moment to read!

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New Approach to Financial Aid: Colleges Helping Students Graduate With Less Debt

Brown University announced this week that the school will no longer provide loans to their students, only grants. This effort will help graduates have less debt upon graduation. “With this move, Brown joins about 15 to 20 four-year colleges and universities ― out of more than 3,000 nationwide ― that have a loan-free aid policy, including other Ivy League universities, such as Princeton and Yale.”

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Preparing for Finals Week: 4 Helpful Tips

The semester is coming to a close and final exams are looming. These tips can help improve your chances of getting a good grades and make finals week feel like a breeze!

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Checklist for High School Seniors to Stay on Track

Calling all high school seniors… Here’s a helpful checklist to help you stay on track with your college admissions process. November becomes the turning point in your high school years as you will soon begin your final semester. Keeping a checklist can help you stay on track.

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Early Applicants Have an Edge at these 10 Colleges

At some schools, early applicants can have a significant admissions advantage. This article reveals the 10 colleges whose early acceptance rates exceeded their regular acceptance rates. The article states, “At the majority of these colleges – 187 schools – the percent of applicants admitted via early decision or early action was higher than the acceptance rate among applicants in the regular admissions pool.”

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Make the Most of Winter Break: Top 10 Things Students Should Do

When college students come home over the holidays on winter break, it’s just too easy to fall into the “sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest”. This article provides helpful suggestions of things you could (should) do over your holiday break such as applying for scholarships and/or internships. Once you return to school, you’ll be happy you made the most of your break!

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Ninth-Grade GPAs Matter

It has been said that a high school freshman’s academic performance can predict their future success. University of Chicago Consortium on School Research did a study in 2017 where they group looked at freshman-year grades of about 187,000 Chicago public school students from 2006 to 2013. “Ninth-grade GPA can predict graduation. The Chicago report authors found that freshmen with A’s, B’s and C’s were much more likely to graduate high school than their peers with lower GPAs, says Lauren Sartain, co-author of the study and a senior research analyst at the Consortium.” Interesting read!

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Buying Off-Campus Housing for Your College Kid?

College tuition continues to rise as does the overall cost of room/board. Housing has become a huge part of the rising cost of college. This article explores “buying real estate off campus may be a viable alternative to high rent and serve as a solid investment in the long term.”

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A Full Ride to Business School

Looking to apply to business school? This article shares advice from experts to help MBA applicants find opportunities to go to business school without having to pay on their own and presents examples of school-specific scholarships and fellowship opportunities.

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