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Seeking Admissions-Related News Items Like Those on College Confidential

Question: As the mother of a high school senior, I really appreciate the thoughtful College Confidential members who take the time to provide links to newspaper and magazine articles on admission themes that many of us might otherwise miss because they come from their own local publications (or because we're too busy with other things to see them ... like our CC obsession). ;) Recently I heard another parent mention a collection of such articles that's free to receive. Do you know what this is?

I bet you're referring to High School Counselor Week. This is the brainchild of Gene Kalb, a Massachusetts publisher and parent, who has definitely earned his place in heaven by providing a service that is indeed free and available to all. HS Counselor Week is a compendium of admissions-related articles that come from a wide range of media outlets. For instance, the current edition features stories from nationally renowned sources (e.g., The Boston Globe; The Baltimore Sun; USA Today) as well as from less celebrated ones (The Lake Oswego Review;, Topics range from the usual suspects ("A crisis of spiraling tuition;" "How to help your child adapt to college life") to less familiar fare ("Sleep-deprived teens may eat more fatty foods;" "Finding Applicants Who Plagiarize" ).

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