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Jim Paterson

Unexpected Gap Year Benefits

January 9, 2017
If there are three or four good reasons rattling around in your head for taking a gap year –here..

Do Teenagers Want or Need to Travel?

January 4, 2017

There are a lot of familiar images and popular heady phrases you’ll see describing international..

Why All Students Need to Volunteer

December 28, 2016

Are you thinking about volunteering? Maybe trying to tip the balance in favor of that rather..

There is Life After College

December 12, 2016

Another expert is advocating for students to consider gap years. This time it's Jeff Selingo,..

What Mark Cuban Thinks About Higher Education

November 14, 2016

Sweet Briar College is gone.

It Pays to Know the Basics About Personal Finance

November 2, 2016

High schools often don’t teach us much about one critical aspect of our lives. They ignore the..

But Seriously, Who Is Most Likely to Succeed?

October 17, 2016

Two experts concerned about the future of education have recently suggested that high schools..

College Consideration Quirks

October 3, 2016

Most of us are familiar with the standard list of college application requirements, but there..

Making The Grade

September 26, 2016

A high school algebra class in suburban Washington, DC, is finishing up a topic that the..


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