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First Year Stumbling Blocks Blog College 

First Year Stumbling Blocks

Andy Carr, Intern for IBJ In high school, every day is a set schedule; school is a routine block of time in the middle of the day, and it’s pretty much continuous from beginning to end. Wake up, go to school, participate in whatever extracurricular activity you may be a part of, and go home in the evening to do your homework. Your time is pretty regimented, and it’s easier to know when you will and won’t have time to get things done. In college, you may not start class…

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The Upside of Being Undecided Blog College 

The Upside of Being Undecided

Maria Makeever, Intern for IBJ When I was a senior in high school, my mom lovingly set me up with a career counselor to help me decide what I wanted to study in college. I had no idea what I wanted to study, and the idea that I had to decide for future me what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life was, well, a bit daunting. After taking a long aptitudes-and-interests quiz, I listened as the counselor explained to me which careers and colleges would…

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Five Ways to Re-Think College Costs Cost 

Five Ways to Re-Think College Costs

Is tuition cost the most important factor in choosing a college or university? No, says Michael DeVasher, associate vice president for enrollment management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. “Affordability obviously is an issue,” DeVasher says, but adds the most important factor in choosing a college or university is not tuition. “It’s fit.” He stresses the importance of first making sure that a college is the right place for you, then taking cost into consideration and looking at financial options. DeVasher offers these suggestions: Have a heart-to-heart talk with family members…

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As Purdue prepares to open a high school this fall, leaders are already talking about a network Blog College Education 

As Purdue prepares to open a high school this fall, leaders are already talking about a network

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Dylan Peers McCoy on March 31, 2017 Purdue University won’t open the doors to its first high school for another five months, but its leaders are already planning for more. Purdue Polytechnic High School will open this fall in Indianapolis with 150 freshmen taking part in a bold experiment: using a new project-based curriculum focused on science and math skills to better serve low-income students and students of color. As part of the Indianapolis Public Schools innovation network, the high school will also have an…

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New rules push high schools to better prepare kids for college College Education Plan Prepare 

New rules push high schools to better prepare kids for college

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Shaina Cavazos on December 16, 2014 A stubborn and costly problem for first-year students at Indiana colleges stems from a simple but frustrating fact: About 28 percent of them simply aren’t fully prepared to do college work, even if they got good grades in high school. To solve that problem, those kids are shuttled into remedial courses that they pay for but which don’t result in college credit when students pass them. Many of those students fall behind and the risk grows that they will…

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