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Top Issues Facing Higher Education In 2014

The last several years have seen much white water in higher education. The currents of change have propelled the sector toward, or onto, one rock after another. This year offers no prospect for relief. The top issues of 2014 will undoubtedly include the following:<p><b>Cost</b> continues to top the list of …

Dyslexia In Children: Mom And Daughter Share Their Story Of A Learning Disability Diagnosis

<i>In the fourth installment on our series on families whose children have mental health and learning disabilities, Vanessa, 26, and her mom, Liz, talk about the challenges they faced getting a diagnosis for Vanessa's dyslexia, and her journey to embrace it openly. "We just didn't know what was wrong</i> …

Sex education: young people with learning disabilities are being left out

Talking to children about sex is a discussion most parents find difficult. Tricky at the best of times, embarrassing and disastrous at the worst. But when your child has learning disabilities, the subject can be even more of a minefield. Will they understand? Will they be safe? Do they really need …

Learning-disabled students pursue degrees at Beacon

79% of learning-disabled students do not pursue a four-year degree. But at Beacon College, a school exclusively for the learning-disabled, being different is embraced.<p>When Chelsea Eubank was a toddler, her mother knew something was not quite right.<p>It was only four years later that Eubank would be …

Early Decision: Better for Colleges Than for Students

Early decision — you apply to one school, and admission is binding — seems like a great choice for nervous applicants. Schools let in a higher …

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Stress About College Admissions

<b>By Katherine Varga</b><p>You are going to be fine.<p>Whether you’re still trying to finish your applications or you’re going through pints of Ben & Jerry’s as you wait to hear back from colleges, right now you’re probably feeling like biting your nails till they’re gone or running away to hide in a bear cave …

10 College Application Tips from Admission Officers

Patch asked 10 admission officers at the Lyons Township High School College Night to give their No. 1 piece of advice for applying to …

SAT scores steady; many not ready for college, officials say

The average SAT scores for the high school class of 2013 remained stagnant from the previous year and fewer than half of the students who graduated were prepared for the rigors of college, officials said.<p>Average SAT scores for high school seniors nationwide stayed steady in reading, math and …