#College Admissions


Tyra Banks Defends Olivia Jade Being Cast on 'Dancing with the Stars'

There's a whole new group of celebs and pro-partners on Dancing with the Stars Season 30, including Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's daughter Olivia Jade. And, um, some fans are questioning why Olivia was cast on the show considering she's famous—at least in part—because her parents spent $500,000 in bribes to get her and her sister into school during the College Admissions Scandal.

Wilmington hosts huge career fair for WHS, CMHS and Laurel Oaks students

WILMINGTON — Seventy-three colleges, universities, military academies and military branches from eight states were at Wilmington High School for the Clinton County College Fair on Thursday morning. Hundreds of juniors and seniors from Wilmington, Clinton-Massie, and Laurel Oaks had the opportunity to ask questions of representatives from those institutions over...

More than 362,000 New Jersey Marijuana Cases Expunged by Judiciary

The New Jersey Judiciary has expunged more than 362,000 marijuana cases from court records since marijuana decriminalization became effective July 1st. Eligible cases are expunged automatically by the Judiciary. Once a case is expunged, it is removed from the court’s public record and does not have to be reported on applications for jobs, housing, or college admissions.

5 Smarty Tips to help your child with daily reading responsibilities

Each school year, I shudder at the dreaded “reading log” in my child’s agenda. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy reading, and my kids do too. It’s the commitment to another task and the struggle with habit formation that overwhelm — along with the guilt that inevitably sets in when we don’t get it done. Are you like us? Do you vow to change your reading and writing ways almost daily?

Tyra Banks Defends Casting Of Olivia Jade On ‘DWTS’: She’s ‘So Brave’

Tyra Banks addressed the controversy surrounding Lori Loughlin’s daughter appearing as a contestant in the new season of ‘Dancing With The Stars.’. Dancing With The Stars host Tyra Banks came to Olivia Jade’s defense in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, published on Wednesday September 15, ahead of season 30 premiere of the reality competition! The 47-year-old model and TV personality explained that audiences that only know Olivia from the college admissions scandal, and she thinks that DWTS is the perfect place for the 21-year-old YouTuber to provide a more full-look into the controversy from her point-of-view.
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Why Choose a STEM Private School?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics have seen renewed emphasis in many schools. But some private schools offer a focus on STEM that goes far beyond what is available in most public systems. “By nature, these schools have a curriculum that is more specific and more specialized,” says Zak Harris, a...

What Olivia Jade Has Been Up To Since The College Admissions Scandal

Unless you were living under a rock in 2019, you've likely heard about the college admission scandal that plagued Hollywood elites like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. But for those that need a refresher, the incident, which has been dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues" by the FBI, included a string of wealthy parents bribing admission officials, with the help of college counselor Rick Singer, to get their kids into prestigious universities, such as the University of Texas, UCLA, Stanford or, in Olivia Jade's case, USC (via Marie Claire).
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What You Need to Know About College Tuition Costs

The cost of college might seem less expensive at state schools, but sticker prices can be deceiving. Paying for college is expensive, and many families have felt the pinch of rising tuition costs over time. College tuition prices are a lot higher today compared with two decades ago. For instance,...

College Student Budget 101 (How to Create a College Budget)

Student loan debt is a huge burden for many families and students. It is estimated that in the class of 2018, 69% of college students took out student loans, and average about $29,800 of student loan debt. As parents, we’d like to spare our kids from having too much debt...

Apply to IU Kokomo for free during College Go! Week

KOKOMO, Ind. – As part of a statewide effort to increase the number of Hoosiers with bachelor’s degrees, Indiana University Kokomo will waive its $35 application fee from Sunday, September 19, to Sunday, September 26. Angela Siders, assistant vice chancellor of enrollment management, encouraged students to apply to IU Kokomo...

When Calls The Heart: Lori Loughlin Heads To Canada – Abigail Returns?

When the story hit the headlines that Lori Loughlin had been given permission to travel to Canada for a filming project, Hearties started getting their hopes up. Is their favorite character returning to When Calls the Heart following her imprisonment in the college admissions bribery scandal?. Lori Loughlin News –...

Listen To Wiretapped Tapes From The First Week Of The Varsity Blues Trial

More than four dozen coaches, parents and testing officials were arrested in March of 2019 as part of the college admissions scandal known as Varsity Blues. The first case to go to trial has been appearing in Boston federal court all week. Kirk Carapezza, high ed desk reporter who has been following the case for two years, joined Sean Corcoran on Morning Edition to dive into the first week and share new tapes released by authorities. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity.

The anti-social network

The Wall Street Journal obtained a treasure trove of internal documents from Facebook that exposes company conundrums ranging from which elite users get exempted from normal rule enforcement to whether the social media giant should alter its algorithm to reduce rage among users. But the revelation generating the most horror across the political spectrum is that the company has known and admitted multiple times over the years that Instagram has a quantifiable effect on the self-esteem and body image of its young users.