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        More than ever, people need to be able to do their own research in order to know which information is appropriate for them.   Here are a few pieces of information that can help people get started.
 
(None of the following paid to be on this page.)

Traditional College Is In Flux:
 
The "College Bubble" is unraveling - survey of college admissions officers and college's ability to fill freshman classes
   
Ignore the rankings - Stanford study says rankings of little value for evaluating best fit for students
https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2018/10/15/stanford-study-says-rankings-do-not-point-students-best-college-fit

 

SAT Test Optional Update - What's happening along with some pluses and minuses
https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2018/10/01/proponents-test-optional-admissions-point-momentum

 
NY Times - How online is being integrated into current college to lower costs and improve student success.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/education/colleges-adapt-online-courses-to-ease-burden.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Edx.org - The Harvard and MIT joint effort to help all types of learners access great educational opportunities.  I have taken several of their courses and love them.  Lots of other universities have now joined them.  (Not for profit)

Coursera.org  - Lots of courses from great colleges, too.  I have liked many of these courses as well. (For profit)

There are some very cool choices available today.

A Few Resources/Books - Many can be found at the library

Work Rules - How Google finds and selects new employees
Brain Rules - Dr John Medina - How the brain works

Debt Free U by Zac Bissonnette - a personal experience
A's and B's of Academic Scholarships by Anna Leider - a list of college's academic scholarships
College Board's Guide to Scholarships

There are also a number of books available today about the alternatives to traditional college  

My privacy policy is that I don't keep track of who looks at this site. 
People have a right to their personal privacy.
Tracking just comes across as a little too disrespectful for me.
 

Money doesn't cure diseases, people do ......
  Money doesn't solve problems, people do.

There are some incredible people around ....

Please remember that no person or organization can be all things to all people. 
Everyone is different.  It is up to parents and teens to decide what they learn to do. 
Learning the right skills can make all the difference.
 EmpoweringLearners.com  
 
Compiled and authored by Kathy, aka "Professor Green Witch" 
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