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How Universal College Admission Tests Help Low-Income Students

There is widespread concern about over-testing in schools. Yet we need all students to take the right tests if low-income and minority children are to have a good shot at a quality college education.

What Summer Job? Kids Would Rather Get a Foot in the Door at a Big Company

The summer job, once an obligation, is now merely an option among a few possible routes. It’s becoming more common for college students to balance unpaid internships with a paying side gig for a company like Uber or Instacart.

Happy 4th of July! How Are You Celebrating?

Happy 4th of July to our wonderful CC community! How are you guys celebrating? Share with us your favorite activities and/or traditions.

Started in Parent Cafe by raclut

5 Types of People You Can Meet on a Summer College Visit

College and university campuses are often quieter in the summer, but they aren't deserted. Check out five types of people prospective students and parents can try to connect with when touring a college or university in the summer.

Were You the ONLY Parent Who Said No?

Do you recall times when you said “No!” to a child even when all the other parents had relented? ... What advice do you have for parents who feel that their own “No” is a lone voice in the wilderness?

The College Admissions Process Is Broken

"Now that college acceptance and rejection decisions have found their destinations for another year, it is finally time that someone steps up and says what needs to be said: The college admissions process is broken and needs to be fixed." Weigh in on the debate!

A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts … and Transform College Admissions

More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, non-standardized documents—with no grades. The goal is to completely change how students are evaluated. Find out more!

Started in Parents Forum by Zinhead

How to Weigh Academic Rigor with Teens Stress

There are two kinds of stress teens face as they prep for college. Stress over the workload during the school year and stress over every little decision and whether it will affect their admission. So, how do you weigh performance with mental health?

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