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Are We Steering Young People Towards College Without a Navigation System?

By Felicia Williams In 2011, the Common Core Standards were introduced and implemented by school districts across the United States. To date, there are 43 states that have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards. One of the reasons that these Standards were designed was to ensure that students graduating from high school…

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Let’s Stop Forcing Our Children to Find a Passion

This article originally found at Passion. According to a definition, it means “a strong and barely controllable emotion; an intense desire or enthusiasm for something; and/or a thing arousing enthusiasm.” Apparently, this is the magic word with parents and schools. It’s not enough that a child just likes to do something, but they must have…

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Colleges Set Out to Simplify the Application Process

By Evette D. Champion Several colleges and universities across the country are working together in an effort to make the application process simpler for underprivileged students. According to the New York Times, over 80 public and private schools will come together and design a simplified application, as well as an online program to help high…

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Tips on how to Have Your Child Truly Prepared for College

As we educators look at black graduation rates, we realize that it’s a two-fold situation. black graduation rates have risen over the years, especially for black women, but it is leaps and bounds lower when it comes to those of our white counterparts. The question is not why are our students not completing their education,…

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College Prep Blogs You Would Love To Follow

It’s easy to get college information overload online. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and others are shouting “Read Me! Read Me!”. But let’s face it, we only have so much time to get acclimated to college information and even less time trying to decide what to read. And that’s where I come in. I know who has…

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A Parent’s Guide to the AP Program by the LA Times

Original article found at The Los Angeles Times Advanced Placement (AP) classes are making their way into more schools, and more colleges expect their applicants to have taken at least a few. Aside from improving a high school transcript, these challenging courses can also save students and parents a lot of money in college. It’s possible…...

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Excellent High Schools for African American Students

This article originally found at Ear Hustle 411 If you aren’t sending your children to public school, the educational choices get much harder. How do you know if a school is good for your children? How do you know if they will fit with your ideals and values? You don’t. However, this list might make the…

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Tips To help Beat College Prep Deadlines

The college admission process is all about deadlines. On May 1, students must respond to the colleges they applied to and were offered admission. This date is set in stone. If you don’t respond, your offer of admission will be passed along to a student on the wait list. If you don’t stay organized, it’s…

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10 Reasons Hip Hop Education Could Be More Beneficial Than a University Degree

There are white guys and girls who eat, sleep and breathe hip-hop; sounds weird? Well, you just have to excuse them since they are white, and they love hip hop: no apologies. However, hip hop education has been valuable to some in more ways than a formal education, and here are the top 10 reasons…

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