If we want our kids to have a shot at making it in the world, without their cell phones, they’re going to need a set of basic life skills.
Source: The 8 life skills all 18-year-olds should have: A checklist for parents
Story Stanford educator says students need more sleep, family time
The in-state share of freshmen fell at dozens of prominent public universities from 2004 to 2014.
Source: Nation’s prominent public universities are shifting to out-of-state students
Liberal arts major get a big boost from going to an elite college. STEM majors, not so much.
Source: If You Major in STEM, It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College
The college essay is your opportunity to let your personality shine on your application. Don’t waste it on the trite or cliché! Consider this approach instead.
Source: The Best and Worst Topics for a College Application Essay
How do schools that focus on character affect students? One researcher took a close look by comparing schools that focus on moral, civic and performance character.
Source: What Character Strengths Should Educators Focus On and How?
Colleges already list high sticker prices, but those prices still don’t reflect the real cost of undergraduate life. And financial aid isn’t effectively bridging the gap.
Source: A College Education Costs Even More Than You Thought It Did
Admissions officers tell their own children that high school is far more than just a pathway to college — it’s a time for maturation, self-discovery, learning and fun.
Source: Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids