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News Beyond the Ridge: December

Posted by Billy Faires on December 13, 2011

Many people love catching up on their education-related reading during the Advent season and over Christmas Break, so we've compiled a nice list of links to articles which might interest you. Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday season! Subjects in this group include college admissions, boys and reading, the value of handwriting, introverts, moral decision-making, and more!)

Field Notes From This Year’s Application Season
(The New York Times, December 8 )
“To get an on-the-ground glimpse of this year’s admissions cycle, The Choice reached out this week to a handful of college counselors across the country to hear what trends they had been observing.
While our survey was unscientific, it brought into focus some themes, including increased applicant interest in public colleges – both in and out of state – and an apparent rise in the number of students who have been filing applications early this year, sometimes at the prodding of the colleges themselves.
As Kelly Sortino, director of college counseling at Crystal Springs Uplands School, a private school near San Francisco, wrote in an e-mail…”

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Topics: Technology, college, news, reading, responsibility, Posts from the Ridge

If You Think Boys Don’t Like To Read, Think Again

Posted by Faculty Contributor on September 06, 2010

By BOB BIRES

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Topics: boys, count of monte cristo, First Person, reading, summer, O Captain! My Captain!, teachers, Upper School Life

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