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October is a big testing month – reducing test anxiety

October is a big month for testing: the SAT is offered on Saturday Oct. 6 and the ACT is offered on Saturday October 27. Additionally, nearly all high school juniors across the nation will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday Oct. 10. All this testing can cause a lot of stress. Test anxiety is a real phenomenon.


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8 High School Seniors Share College Acceptance Stories

Applying to college is a daunting task for even the most accomplished students. From acing the SAT or ACT and writing a flawless essay to touring campuses and figuring out how to pay for it all, applicants have a lot to consider – on top of juggling their homework, sports and extracurriculars. U.S. News visited Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona, in early May to see how eight seniors managed it all and found the right college fit.


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How to Fill Out the FAFSA® Form When You Have More Than One Child in College

Having one child who is heading to college can be stressful, but having to help multiple children at the same time can feel like too much to manage. While I can’t save you from a forgotten application deadline or the “how to do your own laundry” lessons, hopefully, I can help make the financial aid part of the process run more smoothly with these tips.


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Building a manufacturing career: Which credentials are essential?

Nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed in the U.S. by 2025, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers, according to a recent study by Deloitte.


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How I Know You Wrote Your Kid’s College Essay

The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many helicopter parents is that they don’t know what a college essay is really about.


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