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Green Acres School, North Bethesda, MD
by Dr. Samantha C. Sweeney, Ph.D., School Psychologist, fpsch.com
I had a professor in graduate school who would tell his students when they entered the program that college was for all students. While I worked closely with this professor and took some of his classes, I was not in his program so I heard this statement second-hand from some of his students. Most of the students who mentioned this to me disagreed with his philosophy. They believed that college wasn’t necessarily for everyone; that there were some students who simply couldn’t handle college or really didn’t belong there. At the time, I honestly didn’t know what to think. READ MORE
by Jonathan Oleisky, President, Kalix Communications
What do you get when you pack 200 college admissions counselors, over a thousand Maryland area independent school juniors and their parents into a crowed Baltimore area hotel? You get the 2015 AIMS College Fair, which was held last night in Timonium.
As the parent of a high school junior, my wife and I had the pleasure (for most of the evening, we will get to that in a minute) of accompanying our daughter to what has become a rite of passage for thousands of independent school families in this area over the years.
Each spring some 200+ college admissions counselors from around the country greet prospective juniors. It is an excellent opportunity for a student to get an initial impression about a school, ask a quick question or two, pick up admissions materials and get on a colleges mailing list. For those families that can’t afford to visit far flung schools, it presents a large number of schools under one roof, for one night. READ MORE
by Allie Bidwell, Education reporter for U.S. News & World Report
People say millennials are a lot of things – more educated, more entitled, more likely to have student debt. They’re also more likely to be parents, oftentimes while they’re working toward earning a college degree.
Samantha Maggiani, 25, is completing her master’s degree in social work from Texas State University next month. She’s juggled being a full-time student with also holding a full-time internship and being a full-time mother to her 4-year-old son, Kenneth. Maggiani became pregnant toward the end of her general education coursework at a local community college, and started her work toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Houston–Downtown with a newborn child in January 2012. Although she was able to rely on her boyfriend – her son’s father – to work enough to pay the bills, the three were far from any family who could help babysit, and Maggiani found herself constantly balancing school with her parental duties.
“There were often times I couldn’t go to school because I couldn’t find a babysitter,” she says. “I couldn’t have my boyfriend not work because he was the breadwinner, he was paying the bills. So school kind of took the back burner to living, basically.”
A new report from the youth advocacy group Young Invincibles highlights the obstacles many young parents face, including the startling fact that they’re significantly more likely than past generations to be living in poverty. The report, written by Konrad Mugglestone, found 1 in 5 millennial parents lives in poverty. Among the 4.8 million college students who have children, nearly 43 percent – around 2 million students – lived below the federal poverty line during the 2011-12 school year, according to data from the Department of Education.” READ MORE