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Helicopter Parents Buying House Near Kid's Boarding School

"Towns with boarding schools are welcoming parents as home buyers or renters while their children attend the schools," says The New York Times. Read more!

Colleges and Universities That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need

"Just three public schools met 100 percent of demonstrated financial need in 2013-2014, according to U.S. News data."

How Do You Handle Your Child Ignoring Your Texts?

We all know the iPhone is in our kids' hand 18 hours a day. Plus, we can see they're free enough to tweet. The rudeness is tough to ignore. How do you handle the situation?

Started in Parents Forum by jayhawk1

Surprised by Your Child's College List? How Did it Work Out?

My own son's college list isn't what my crystal ball predicted years ago. How have surprising college lists worked out for other parents?

Harvard Prof: Forget Holistic Admissions, Use Test Scores

Should standardized tests be the sole metric for admission to the most elite universities? Pinker says yes...

Hotel Chain Gives It the Old College Try

"A new hotel brand thinks it can win a devoted following by offering guests a chance to relive the college experience." ...

Started in Parent Cafe by Dave_Berry

Could Someone Be Too Immature for College?

My daughter is a good student, but I think I underestimated how immature she can be. Is it possible that someone is academically ready for college, but nowhere near capable emotionally?

Started in Parents Forum by lmkh70

How Northeastern "Gamed" the College Rankings

"Northeastern University executed one of the most dramatic turnarounds in higher education. Its recipe for success? A single-minded focus on just one list."

Started in Parents Forum by Gator88NE