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After many years of attending high school sporting events, I have observed that dads from every walk of life and ethnic background grace high school athletic fields and gyms most often when their sons are playing a game. Football and basketball stands are packed with vocal dads.

Raleigh College Student Health

Class Scheduling Key to College Admissions

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A wrong turn in eighth grade could mean limiting options in twelfth grade. In recent years I’ve rarely met a middle school parent who didn’t insist that their child was going to college, but how many of those same parents know the details of their child’s ninth grade class schedule?

Education Matters

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I am a self- proclaimed NPR junkie. As I drive around town or work in my office the din of the latest flavor of the week blaring from the radio no longer has the appeal that it once had. I much rather learn how someone else lives or listen to the real story behind a national issue.

Whose Dream Is It?

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As my colleague, Nick, and I prepared our presentation for a recent workshop with middle school athletes and their parents, he proposed the idea of opening our presentation with the question, Whose dream is it? At first I was not on board with the idea.

College Board Redesigns Its Brand

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College Board, purveyors of the SAT college entrance exam, is expanding and redesigning its brand. Beginning in 2016 the SAT becomes part of The SAT Suite of Assessments designed to prepare and assess the college and career readiness of students in grades 8-12.

North Carolina Financial Aid

What the heck is FAFSA?

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If you are new to the money hunt to secure financial backing for college let me introduce you to FAFSA. The acronym FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. January 1 of the new calendar year marked the first day a student was eligible to apply for financial aid through FAFSA for the next school year (2015-2016).