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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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How to Drop Your New Adult Off at College 

August 3, 2021 – 7:58 pm | Comments Off on How to Drop Your New Adult Off at College 
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Hey, parents who are about to drop your kid off at college for the first time. Can we talk?
As you usher your precious pearls through the archway of adulthood in the midst of a pandemic, you …

St Jago’s Jaheim Harris is Caribbean’s No. 1 in add math, physics 

June 4, 2021 – 7:34 am | No Comment
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JAHEIM HARRIS’ affinity for mathematics started back in basic school and continued at the Angels Primary School, where he got perfect scores in the subject throughout, and participated in numerous mathematics competitions as well as …

College isn’t the solution for the racial wealth gap. It’s part of the problem.

April 11, 2021 – 7:50 pm | No Comment
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Je’lon Alexander is a Morehouse Man who graduated in 2018. He has roughly $55,000 in debt, even after a $15,000 annual scholarship. His parents, who have advanced degrees and close to $400,000 of debt between …

College is a Risky Business

December 24, 2019 – 1:47 am | No Comment
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The idea is ingrained in our pop culture. Parents, teachers, high school guidance counselors, financial aid officers, and students all understand that if a high school graduate wants to achieve success she will have to go to …

What are the dirty little secrets of college admissions?

December 24, 2019 – 1:18 am | No Comment
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This is an excellent piece from Quora, written by a gent  by the name of Brett Elkins:
Here is what I have found after working with kids and talking at length with many college admissions to …

My Kid’s Going to College in August. My Name’s Not Felicity.

April 9, 2019 – 7:43 pm | No Comment
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How can I help my student manage stress?

April 3, 2019 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
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Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges -The Reality.  

December 3, 2018 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
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Bryson Sassau’s application would inspire any college admissions officer.
A founder of T.M. Landry College Preparatory School described him as a “bright, energetic, compassionate and genuinely well-rounded” student whose alcoholic father had beaten him and his …

Transition from High School – What I Wish I Knew Before Starting College 

August 7, 2018 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
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Starting college is an exciting, yet terrifying prospect. It’s worth it in the end for most students, but there are still some things I wish I’d known before my first day.
Source: Transition from High School …

How to Talk to Your Kids About Death

February 10, 2017 – 9:01 am | No Comment
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It’s awkward enough talking about death with other adults. It’s even harder when you have to explain to impressionable children that a loved one is gone forever. Here are a few tips for approaching this …

Flunking out of college: Lacking readiness responsibility | Psychology Today

January 19, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
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The figures are pretty dramatic. On average, about 50% of students fail to graduate from the college in which they first enroll. (See The Journal of Colege Retention.)
Source: Flunking out of college: Lacking readiness responsibility
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How Mass Incarceration Contributes to the Achievement Gap

January 18, 2017 – 10:31 am | No Comment
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A new study shows that disproportionate imprisonment rates faced by people of color exacerbate race-based inequalities in educational attainment.
Source: How Mass Incarceration Contributes to the Achievement Gap
My Comments: Really depressing report.  Hello God…where are you?

Tips for Parents – Five Conversations to Have with Your Student During Winter Break

December 7, 2016 – 10:58 pm | No Comment
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Keeping the lines of communication open with your college student is key to nurturing a good relationship. Take advantage of the face-to-face time you have with your student this winter break by having the following …

Do elite colleges discriminate against Asian-Americans in their admission policies?

October 25, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
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A lot of people will probably disagree with me on this, but first of all, yes, elite universities use affirmative action to hold Asians to higher standards. And you know what? I think universities are …

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