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Making the Most of Scheduling Season

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Most high school counselors have a love/hate relationship to scheduling. If building schedules is part of your duties, you get to actually see all of your students, and that’s good. On the other hand, if all you do with this time is put together a list of classes, that’s more a matter of logistics, and less a matter of counseling.

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HBCUs: Catalysts for Economic Empowerment and Community Growth

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For over 150 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have not only been sites of academic excellence but also powerful economic engines in their local and regional communities, leaving a lasting mark on the nation's landscape. Beyond classrooms and campuses, the impact of HBCUs resonates in various economic and community development initiatives that transcend traditional education boundaries, fostering job growth, workforce development, and training opportunities.

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You Can Restart Anytime: Expectations of New Year’s Resolutions vs. Reality

Active Minds

The new year brings intentions of resetting, creating goals, and making the most of this fresh start. Often, we find ourselves adopting new habits, exploring unfamiliar routines, and working towards the “best” version of ourselves. However, this exciting time of renewal and change can often come with heightened expectations. It’s easy to get consumed with ideas of perfection and progress while consistently placing pressure on ourselves.

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Destined for Counseling

Counseling Today

Rick Balkin inspires and educates future and current counselors through his contributions on practicing forgiveness and working with teenagers in crisis. The post Destined for Counseling appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Congress Marches Towards Spring Finale for FY24 Appropriations

COE

Congress Marches Towards Spring Finale for FY24 Appropriations January 25, 2024 — by Kimberly Jones Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) is seen before a vote for Speaker in the House Chamber on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. In mid-January, Congress passed a third Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent a partial government shutdown. The new CR extended government funding into March, once again staggering the funding deadlines to two different dates – March 1 and March 8.

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What to Do If Your Student Loan Payment Amount is Wrong in 4 Steps

Student Loan Planner

After several years of the COVID-19 forbearance payment pause, federal loan borrowers are back to making required student loan payments again. But the return has been messy and riddled with errors. Over 400,000 student loan borrowers had an incorrect monthly payment amount, according to The New York Times. Many of these borrowers are being put… The post What to Do If Your Student Loan Payment Amount is Wrong in 4 Steps appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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How to Craft the Perfect Class Schedule

Community College Review

College is a time to explore new things and to think about where your future is going to take you. To make the most of it, be realistic about choosing your classes but don't forget to leave room for new challenges.

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Meatless Madness 2024

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

BRACKET • ALL MATCH-UPS • ALL RECIPES • HISTORY A fun, tournament-style contest to see which meat-free dish will be crowned Chompion. Visit our Instagram account at @jhuwellbeing to vote on your favorites each Monday from February 5, 2024 through March 11, 2024! Bracket (Click to enlarge.) For a screen-reader accessible version of the bracket, please use this PDF.

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N.C. A&T Celebrates 64th Anniversary of A&T Four’s Historic Sit-In

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The 64th Sit-In Anniversary Breakfast and Wreath Laying is set for Feb. 1. The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University community will gather at the North Carolina A&T Alumni-Foundation Event Center to celebrate the legacy of four A&T freshmen who were keystones in the civil rights movement in 1960 during their sit-in at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth’s lunch counter.

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Lowering Your AGI and Student Loan Payments with Municipal Bonds: A Win-Win Solution

Student Loan Planner

As a student loan borrower on an IDR plan, like SAVE, PAYE or ICR, you might have repeatedly read, “Manage your AGI”, and that saving on taxes will save you on student loans. Introducing some bonds to your portfolio can reduce the level of market risk that you’re taking for a long-term portfolio, while helping… The post Lowering Your AGI and Student Loan Payments with Municipal Bonds: A Win-Win Solution appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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White House Approves Nearly $5 Billion in Student Debt Relief

College Aid Services

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona confirmed that nearly 74,000 more borrowers will receive debt relief as part of the administration’s commitment to fixing the student loan system. This announcement specifically focuses on borrowers within four different categories and encourage others to enroll in the SAVE plan as well. For more information, click here.

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We Want to Hear From You: Supporting Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Needs in Higher Education

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Roberto Rodriguez, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support, or are worried about someone else, please call or text 988 or visit the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s chat to connect with a trained crisis counselor. The need for mental Continue Reading The post We Want to Hear From You: Supporting Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Needs in Higher Education appeared first on

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Advising, Counseling, Mentoring and Teaching Black Males in Secondary and Postsecondary Settings

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

We and many others have written about how Black males are the most disenfranchised students in our nation’s schools. Schools as a mirror of society are often hostile to Black males. With this in mind, we (Hines and Fletcher) compiled the collection of readings by prominent scholars, as described herein. Dr. Erik M. Hines Our co-edited book, Black Males in Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Teaching, Mentoring, Advising and Counseling, is one of the most comprehensive textbooks on Black males

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Why Details Matter

Steve Keating

When I was a whole bunch younger I jumped out of a perfectly functioning airplane. It wasn’t exactly by choice, I went to a military school and it was just part of the deal. When they said jump you jumped. But I did learn this little known fact: you do not need a parachute to jump out of an airplane. You can just pop the door open and jump. In fact, it’s actually quicker to get to the ground without a parachute.

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Institutions Must Apply for Title III and Title V Designation, Waiver by 2/27

College Aid Services

The Department of Education offers guidance for institutions to apply for Title III and Title V designations by the deadline on February 27, 2024. In addition, they provide more details about the process for waiving the Non-Federal Share Requirement for Federal Work-Study and the FSEOG programs. POSTED DATE: January 22, 2024 AUTHOR: Federal Student Aid… More » Institutions Must Apply for Title III and Title V Designation, Waiver by 2/27 The post Institutions Must Apply for Title III and Ti

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the IMRaD structure is rarely enough

Patter by Pat Thomson

Imagine you’ve gone out to café and you ask for a salad. What arrives is a chopping board, a knife, a bowl, a lettuce, a tomato, a carrot, a bundle of random herbs, a mystery fruit and sundry bottles and jars. You are surprised. This wasn’t what you were expecting. And you really don’t know what the chef intends that you do with these things. You can see some of it.

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Pursuing Life’s Passion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering and Architecture, Howard University Tenured: No Age: 39 Education: B.A., architecture and visual studies, University of Pennsylvania; and M.A., architecture, Columbia University Career mentors: Dr. Mabel Wilson, Columbia University; Danielle Smoller, Columbia University; Dr.

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Diversification and Burnout Prevention for Counselors

Counseling Today

Discover how to build a sustainable and profitable practice by diversifying your income and incorporating strategies that prevent therapist fatigue. The post Diversification and Burnout Prevention for Counselors appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Department of Education: Inflation Adjustments Coming to 24-25 FAFSA

College Aid Services

Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act in 2020 to overhaul the application process for federal aid and expand students’ access to grant funding with a new analysis formula. Some of the largest changes include: the Student Aid Index, modifications to the family size definition, and reforming policies for the Federal Pell Grant. After years of… More » Department of Education: Inflation Adjustments Coming to 24-25 FAFSA The post Department of Education: Inflation Adjustments Coming to 2

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Plan B for Student Loan Relief: Advocates Call on Biden to Expand Forgiveness Program

Student Loan Planner

A coalition of advocacy organizations is calling on the Biden administration to expand a new student loan forgiveness program currently under development to include robust coverage for borrowers facing economic hardship. The new plan has been referred to as a “Plan B” after the Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s initial student loan forgiveness program… The post Plan B for Student Loan Relief: Advocates Call on Biden to Expand Forgiveness Program appeared first on Student Loan Pla

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Biden-Harris Administration Approves Additional Billions in Student Debt Relief

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

With the 2024 presidential election on the horizon, the Biden-Harris administration is continuing its student loan debt relief efforts, this time approving nearly $5 billion. Dr. Stella Flores University of Texas at Austin The relief comes as a result of the IDR Account Adjustment, a temporary federal initiative enacted by the administration that gives borrowers retroactive progress towards 10- to 25-year repayment terms under income-driven repayment (IDR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (P

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Revolutionizing Financial Aid: The AI Advantage in Student Services

HEAG

Financial aid offices are crucial in guiding students’ academic paths in today’s ever-changing higher education environment. These offices, essential in shaping educational experiences, often encounter significant challenges. High demands and intricate procedures can lead to inefficiencies, where the transformative power … Read more ».

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College Savings and Divorce Planning

College Planners of America

There can be issues with college savings that the spouses had initiated together even in amicable divorces, Divorce attorneys are legal experts but not financial aid experts. They may not be aware of all of the consequences of divorce on a child’s eligibility for financial aid or the nuances of need-analysis formulas. For that matter, they may not be familiar with the substantial tax consequences of choices made in a divorce settlement.

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Lawmakers petition the Government Accountability Office to investigate the Department of Education’s FAFSA rollout

College Aid Services

On Wednesday, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy and North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx, wrote a letter to the United States Government Accountability Office (GOA) requesting they investigate the Department of Education’s FAFSA rollout. The letter was signed by 26 additional Republican lawmakers. Specifically the letter requested the GOA investigate the following issues: To what extent, if… More » Lawmakers petition the Government Accountability Office to investigate the Depar

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Five Questions That College Leaders Should Be Asking to Improve Student Success in 2024

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Moving the needle on graduation rates might be the most pressing challenge for today’s higher education leaders. While some individual campuses have emerged as success stories around college completion, growth in the nation’s college completion rate has stalled at 62.2%, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Wintrust Physician Loan Review: Mortgage Benefits for Healthcare Professionals

Student Loan Planner

Key Takeaways: Doctors, dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists and chiropractors can buy their next home using the Wintrust physician mortgage loan. However, this exclusive program isn’t available to healthcare providers nationwide, so you’ll want to use our Wintrust physician loan review to see if you qualify. Wintrust physician mortgage review: Loan details With more than 175 locations,… The post Wintrust Physician Loan Review: Mortgage Benefits for Healthcare Professionals appeared first on

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Student Burnout - How to Identify and Prevent it in 2024

Ready Education

Navigating College Stress: Understanding, Recognizing, and Overcoming Student Burnout Unfortunately, stress is a common part of college life. Balancing a heavy course load, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, social obligations, and other responsibilities can be challenging for students. It may also be hard for them to find the downtime to completely disconnect.

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2024-25 Verification Webinar (Recording)

College Aid Services

2024-25 Verification 2024-25 Verification Broadcast date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 In this in-depth session, we will be discussing the updates to Verification for 2024-25 and looking at resolving conflicting information as well. Disclaimer: These materials are for the benefit of financial aid professionals and other campus administrators. They are intended to provide current facts and… More » 2024-25 Verification Webinar (Recording) The post 2024-25 Verification Webinar (Recording) first

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A Letter to Wiley University Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

COMMEMORATION On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law, designating the third Monday in January as a federal holiday in observance of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The late Congressman John Lewis, who fought alongside King in the Civil Rights Movement, proposed the initiative of making King's holiday “a day on, not a day off” in 1994.

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Dentist Retirement Planning: How to Map a Solid Strategy for Your Golden Years Today

Student Loan Planner

Dentists generally earn high salaries and have a unique industry where owning a practice is the norm. They also report moderate-to-high job satisfaction overall, particularly for specialists. But just because you enjoy your job doesn’t necessarily mean you want to grind away well into your 70s. Making intentional dentist retirement planning decisions can lower your… The post Dentist Retirement Planning: How to Map a Solid Strategy for Your Golden Years Today appeared first on Student Loan

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Using a CollegeSure CD to Save for College

College Planners of America

According to the College Tuition and Fees price index maintained by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of tuition was 1,490% higher in 2023 than it was in1977. Between 1977 and 2023, tuition — the largest component in the cost of attending college — experienced an average inflation rate of 6.2% per year. In other words, what $20,000 in tuition bought in 1977 would have cost $318,000 in 2023.

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Institutions Must Apply for Title III, Title V Designation by 2/27

College Aid Services

The Department of Education offers guidance for institutions to apply for Title III and Title V designations by the deadline on February 27, 2024. In addition, they provide more details about the process for waiving the Non-Federal Share Requirement for Federal Work-Study and the FSEOG programs. POSTED DATE: January 22, 2024 AUTHOR: Federal Student Aid… More » Institutions Must Apply for Title III, Title V Designation by 2/27 The post Institutions Must Apply for Title III, Title V Designat

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For Employers, Experience a Key Attribute on Graduates’ Resumés

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

College students should forego relying only on a strong GPA if they hope to catch the eye of potential employers through their resumé. Nearly 90% of survey respondents indicated they are seeking evidence of a student’s ability to solve problems and nearly 80% are seeking candidates who have strong teamwork skills. National Association of Colleges and Employers A new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) suggests students may instead highlight attributes and skills