Dropout to Dean’s List–What’s Coming! Life Purpose (Part 1)

DROPOUT TO DEAN'S LIST--WHAT'S  COMING (Part 1) Life Purpose The other day, I told you about my house move and explained why I haven’t been posting for months. We moved house and city, and it took almost forever! We are still renovating. I’m trying to get back to normal; but, for example, we have … [Read more...]

Free community college for students? Maybe not. Maybe with strings.

FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR STUDENTS? MAYBE NOT. Maybe with strings attached. Further to the Obama idea of providing free education to college students,  Carol J. Carter has some excellent points in The Huffington Post. The piece was co-written by Sarah Lyman Kravits and Maureen Breeze. The … [Read more...]

DROPOUT TO DEAN’S LIST: AN INTRODUCTION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

DROPOUT TO DEAN'S LIST A DIVISION OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE COLLEGE ( Note: we are in the middle of changing this page. The gift I promise you will be available asap as soon as we integrate it with this page.)   My name is Frank Daley If you have a problem with school  that is driving you crazy... If … [Read more...]

20 ways parents can identify “at-risk” students

At risk students--20 ways parents can identify them. NOTE: This is appearing shortly after the suicide of Robin Williams. SELF-HARM Not all at-risk students are at-risk of self-harm or suicide but there are connections and similarities. And one in five students DO harm themselves. This is … [Read more...]

Why are Fewer U.S. H.S. Grads Opting for College?

Fewer high school graduates are opting for college these days. Why? Here's a good piece on the subject by Floyd Norris writing in The New York Times. Read More   No college? If you are having trouble deciding whether to go to college or university, email me and we'll discuss it (no … [Read more...]

The Growth of College Grads in Dead-End Jobs

In most majors, college graduates come out of school making closer to $30,000 than $45,000. Take the 44 percent of all working grads who are underemployed and multiply it by 20 percent. You get 8 percent of the whole. These post-recession years have not been gentle on young college grads, and by … [Read more...]

5 Tips From School To Help You Keep Progressing As An Adult

Read, write, listen, talk--put them together and they add up to thinking. 1. Attend class. Not only are students in their 50s and 60s becoming more common in college classrooms these days, but there are also a range of classes suited specifically for them. Colleges, art galleries and museums also … [Read more...]

A First Report Card Fails to ‘Exceed Expectations’

I remembered that more than academic validation, what my child needs above all is for his mother to act like an adult. Being graded in kindergarten — or perhaps at any age — isn't the best idea. But as my kids are learning, life is neither perfect nor fair. Report cards are part of the school … [Read more...]

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