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Apply for a Power of Hope Award
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Apply for a Power of Hope Award

Apply for a Power of Hope AwardTwitterFacebookLinkedinemailHas your school district successfully moved the needle on FAFSA completion? Are your students engaged in counselor-led initiatives to increase college and career readiness? Share your story! Applications for the Power of Hope Awards are being accepted through Dec. 15. The honor — a program of the National Postsecondary Strategy Institute (NPSI) in partnership with Reach Higher and Common App — is targeted at rural districts and districts where at least half of all students quality for free or reduced-price meals. Applicants are asked to share their district’s strategies for promoting postsecondary success. Applicants must also submit evidence of increased FAFSA rates that were attained (and maintained) for two of the past three sch...
Use this Valuable College Admission Checklist
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Use this Valuable College Admission Checklist

Use this Valuable College Admission ChecklistUsing  a college admission checklist is critical when your child is applying to colleges and universities. Allowing  a teenager to apply to any colleges without a solid game plan can be a financial and academic disaster. In fact, ignoring advance planning is one reason why ONE OUT OF THREE students who start at four-year public and private colleges and universities end up transferring somewhere else. What a terrible track record that is!! College Admission Checklist Here are five college check-list items that you and your child should accomplish before sending out applications.  If you’ve already submitted your applications, you can definitely still do some of these tasks: 1. Use net price calculators. If money is an issue, you sh...
So to Speak podcast transcript: National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke
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So to Speak podcast transcript: National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke

So to Speak podcast transcript: National Review’s Charles C.W. CookeNote: This is an unedited rush transcript. Please check any quotations against the audio recording. Nico Perrino: Hello and welcome back to So To Speak, the free speech podcast where every other week we take an uncensored look at the world of free expression through personal stories and candid conversations. I am your host, Nico Perrino, and today we’re joined by Charles C.W. Cooke. Charles is the editor of NationalReview.com and, I’m assuming, the Englishman representative in the popular National Review podcast, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, which he co-hosts with Kevin Williamson who’s been on the show before – I believe last year – to talk about his book. Charles, welcome onto the show. Charles Cook: Thank you so m...
The Invisible Minority in STEM
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The Invisible Minority in STEM

The Invisible Minority in STEM Graduate school is never easy, but as I neared the end of my first year, my Ph.D. training was about to get much harder. It wasn’t that the classes or research were any different. I had simply come to recognize the truth about myself: I was nonbinary, a gender identity sometimes falling under the transgender umbrella. Excited to finally express my true self, I came out to my colleagues and began to pursue my transition. Here I will share some lessons from my own experience as a transgender STEM Ph.D. student in an effort to show other transgender and gender-nonconforming students that they are not alone, as well as to demonstrate ways in which school administrators, faculty and mentors can be better allies and promote the success of transgender students. ...