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10 Jul

The Waiting List Game

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Waiting to hear back from a college after applying is one of the most nerve-wracking feelings. Finding out you’ve neither been accepted nor rejected is an even more confusing feeling. More and more colleges are accepting fewer and fewer students who have been wait-listed. So, what is a wait-listed student to do? It’s important to […]

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09 Jul

Community Service Plays an Important Role in the College Application Process

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The school year isn’t the only time that you can spice up your college application. Summertime offers the perfect opportunity to volunteer at any organization of your choice. Community service is becoming increasingly more important when it comes to college admissions. Currently, community service is ranked as the fourth most important factor for college admission […]

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08 Jul

The History of the SAT

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The Scholastic Assessment Test, or the SAT, is one of those daunting tests when it comes to getting into college. Every school looks at SAT scores in order to determine if you are ready for college-level courses. But, why is it so important? How did the SAT and standardized tests come about? In the late […]

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08 Jul

Teachers Are Spending More Out-of-Pocket Money On School Supplies

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Being a teacher is hard enough. With the budget for education declining, more and more teachers are spending their own money on school supplies for their classes. According to a new study released by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), public school teachers spent $3.2 billion on educational products during the 2012-2013 school […]

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05 Jul

Oregon Proposes Tuition-Free Education

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The Oregon Legislature approved a plan this week that could allow students to go to state universities for free. Students would pay the state back through a percentage of their future income after enjoying tuition-free education. It started less than a year ago at Portland State University in a class called “Student Debt: Economics, Policy […]

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