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How College Applicants Deal With Rejection

Monday, March 30, 2015

Rejection hurts, but will it define you?

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Schoolbook

These High School Seniors Have Sights Set on College

Thursday, May 01, 2014

With their college decisions made, a group of high school seniors talked about their selection process and their eagerness to move on. "Honestly, after four years of high school I just want to get out," said one student.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Applying to College, Write About "What Makes You Tick"

Friday, December 13, 2013

Are you going to spend your New Year's filing college applications? Jacques Steinberg offers advice for high school seniors, and their families, on getting the applications in on time and showing your stuff. His main tip for writing an essay is to really talk about "what makes you tick."

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New Essay Questions On College Applications

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The online application program, know as the common app, has new essay questions for the first time in several years. They're meant to bring out personal stories, and help the students who may receive little counseling or support when it comes to applying to college.

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Schoolbook

College Process is Brand New for Some Seniors

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rainiel Baez moved to New York City from the Dominican Republic for his senior year of high school. In our ongoing series on the college application process, he shares this postcard on what it's like to navigate so many new things at once.

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Schoolbook

Brett Kimmel: Create a 'To-Die-For' Place

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Brett Kimmel was interested in school reform and decided the best way to change schools was to become a teacher. Then he was interested in creating a place where teachers would crave to work, and he created his own school, the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, also known as WHEELS. As its first senior class is about to graduate, and every student has applied to college, he thinks there are lessons here for others who want to make systemic change.

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A Procession to the Post Office, Carrying Envelopes Full of Hope

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Following a custom that is emerging at high schools across the city, more than 70 seniors at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning High School walked together from the school to the post office to mail their college application envelopes, stuffed with test scores, recommendation letters and essays.

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Schoolbook

Officials Pledge Help for Queens High School

Friday, November 18, 2011

Help is on the way to Queens Metropolitan High School, where a scheduling problem has inconvenienced students. The problem was discussed at a quiet meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Also: a list of upcoming school events, including a Community Networking Fair at Francis Lewis High School in Queens.

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