—NACAC member Pamela Roth Appleton, associate director of college counseling at Phillips Exeter Academy (NH), quoted in an Admitted article about the unique needs of grieving students in the college admission process. An estimated one out of every 14 children under age 18 has experienced the death of a parent or sibling.
“It’s hard for students who have been raised to think that they are special to then be told by an outsider that they are not special…So how do we change that conversation around ‘where I’m getting in’ and ‘why is this process fair or not fair’ to ‘what are the things that I’m bringing to that university’ and ‘what are the things that I’m going to do there?’”
—NACAC member Aliza Gilbert, quoted in an Admitted article about the impact of the Varsity Blues scandal. Gilbert is a college counselor at Highland Park High School (IL).
“They feel increasingly helpless, hopeless, and resentful, exerting less effort on their studies, which leads to lower grades. In some cases, students end up dropping out of college.”
—Florida State University professor Frank Fincham, quoted in an Admitted article about the effect helicopter parenting has on students.
“While some rural schools thrive, others and their communities continue to face devastating obstacles in the education and well-being of children.”
—Robert Mahaffey, executive director of the Rural School and Community Trust, quoted in an Admitted article about rural education. Roughly one in six rural students live below the poverty line, according to a new national report.
“Researchers don’t know yet if these continuing disparities in STEM reflect the slow pace of societal change, child-rearing expectations, or something deeper and more entrenched, such as the way we think about girls’ minds. But teachers can play a significant role in influencing or dispelling stereotypes in STEM education.”
—Carly Berwick, a journalist and English teacher at a magnet school in New Jersey, quoted in an Admitted article about STEM disparities.
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