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Board Member Wants Dress Code for Parents Dropping Kids Off at High School

"A Florida high school wants to set a dress code for parents. Dr. Rosalind Osgood brought up the idea after noticing parents dropping their kids off at Boyd Anderson High School while wearing saggy pants that exposes their underwear and curlers in their hair." …

Started in Parent Cafe by Dave_Berry

How to Overcome Peer Jealousy?

How do you manage not to be jealous of friends/classmates who score better than you on a test, are more materialistically privileged than you, or get accepted into a program that you don't?

Started in High School Life by Mistbird

NASA Challenges Students to Plan Space Systems (Design News)

"College students are invited to help NASA design new systems for exploring and inhabiting deep space. Teams will receive between $10,000 and $20,000 each if their submitted plans are accepted." Read more!

Have Parents Gone Crazy in the Last 10 Years?

I am a parent and I have been in education for a couple decades. In the last 10 years I have noticed that parents' attitudes have become rather confusing and disturbing. What do you think?

Started in Parents Forum by snarlatron

Don't be Tricked by Financial Aid Offers

An interesting piece by Liz Weston, "Colleges Trick Parents on Financial Aid Awards," highlights a series of financial aid pitfalls...

The Loan Reality

In my time in the CC forum, I have noticed utter and almost unanimous disdain for one thing and one thing alone: students taking out large amounts of loans to pay for college. What's your reality?

Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95%

A NYTimes article by Richard Pérez-Peña discusses the contrast between elite school applications and all the other colleges and universities.

My Story: How I Raised My SAT Score by 790 Points

Plenty of people have gamed the SAT to gain high scores from low scores—it's really all about practice. Check out spuding102's amazing story!

Started in SAT Preparation by spuding102