6 Ways to Boost College Applications Over Summer

Summer break is just around the corner -- do you have plans yet? Some students look forward to months of fun in the sun, and there's certainly nothing wrong with a little relaxation. But for students who want to improve their chances of getting into a dream college, summer is also a chance to bolster resumes and college applications. Although a lot of selective summe…

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Posted June 13th, 2015

Is Summer Vacation Bad for the Nation?

Though we've often written about the dangers of summer learning loss (AKA brain drain), our focus has largely been on how to combat that learning loss for individual students. Students who read during the summer or who participate in educational activities simply don't experience the same level of learning loss as students who lack the access or motivation to engage in ac…

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Posted July 30th, 2014