Posts Tagged:preparing for college

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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First Daughter Malia Obama Starts the College Application Process (Video)

This story originally found at Global Grind. Video from Entertainment Tonight on YouTube. Malia Obama, who recently started her senior year of high school, is currently in the midst of touring top universities and completing college applications. The 17-year-old is touring Ivy League universities such as Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, but is also looking at…

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High Schools Are Failing To Prepare Students To Write Correctly (Video)

[fvplayer src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/ybevideos/High+School+Are+Failing+To+Prepare+Students+To+Write+Correctly.mp4″] With technology, there are many shortcuts that students take when they are writing. Too often, this seeps into their academic writing. In this video, Roosevelt Mitchell III and Rosita Lewis discuss writing as it pertains to college students. Rosita Lewis, a director of TRIO services, says she has observed that many students entering…...

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Do I Have to Take it Again? Tips for Navigating the SAT or ACT

By Tyra Seldon For many years, I worked with parents who had a barrage of questions about the best ways to prepare their children for college entrance exams. Inevitably, the number one question was whether or not students should take the test more than once. The simple answer is yes, and here’s why. There was…

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2016 Scholarships for Black Students

Getting accepted into college is the first step in creating an amazing future for yourself. Securing funding is the second. College is expensive; there is no question about it. However, there are options out there to help you get some funding in order to make it a little less painful for your bank account. Below…...

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Is Deciding a Major at Eighteen for Everyone?

Unless you are one of those who knew exactly what you wanted to be when you got older, deciding on a major and a lifelong career can sometimes backfire, and can cause the student to undertake a serious amount of debt. I, personally, am an example of this. When I went to college, I was a music…

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Should High School Prep Begin in Middle School?

By Angela Wills Policymakers seem focus on an agenda that involves getting students ready for college. However, before worrying about college, students must first cross the bridge called middle school. This is where many educators are working to ensure that students are prepared to enter high school and future educational endeavors. High school readiness is an agenda…

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Common Core is Not a Four Letter Word—Part 1

By Tyra Seldon There are several misnomers that exist about Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which is commonly known as Common Core, especially in African American communities. Some people have asserted that the standards were created for the purposes of controlling how and what students think. I have also heard that the Obama Administration personally…

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Do You Have a GPS for Finding the Right College?

Every year, high school students are bombarded with messages about applying to college. Glossy postcards show up in the mail, colleges start calling students, and family members pull their loved aside and say, “Well, here is why you should go to my alma mater.” The process of narrowing down colleges can be overwhelming with the amount of…

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