288: 6 Persistence Challenges that Keep Students from Graduating College

28 Oct

Getting students to persist through college is as — or more! — important than getting in. But families often put so much effort into the first part of the process that they forget to pay attention to the second. Gretchen … Read More »

287: How College Makes or Breaks Us: An Interview with Journalist and Author Paul Tough

21 Oct

Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americas. Join us for an interview with journalist and author Paul … Read More »

286: SAT or ACT? How to Decide Which Test is Best

14 Oct

The most common question Megan gets from families is how to choose between the ACT, SAT or both? The answer is sadly not clear cut, so Megan walks parents through a number of considerations around the following three questions: Will … Read More »

285: Tips for Parents About How to (Not) Check Your Student’s Grades

7 Oct

One of the hardest new habits for parents of middle and high schoolers to learn is how to talk to their students about grades. Last year in May 2019 Gretchen had an indepth email conversation with the parent of one … Read More »