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).

North Carolina College Education

College Costs in the Real World

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It is that time of year when many high school seniors are in the middle of an emotional rollercoaster as they await the news that will determine their future. The majority of college application due dates have passed and soon the general admission acceptances will start rolling in.

Travel Well Being

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The other day I happened to catch the George Clooney movie, Up in the Air on one of the million cable channels in residence on my SMART TV. I had seen the movie before but this time it hit home because I have been on the road a lot in the last six months.