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June 2016

By Erin Eagan
Let’s be honest, parents. You love your children, but that doesn’t mean you want them living at home well into their 20s. You want them to learn the skills for today’s job market. In a recent survey, Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges asked parents of middle and high school students what they wanted...

May 2016

By Kyle Schwarm
The number of middle and high school parents who are open to their children attending a technical college is trending upward, but many parents are still defaulting to the four-year track. Research conducted with more than 600 parents across all 72 Wisconsin counties, shows more than 68 percent of...

April 2016

By Erin Eagan
Parents often tell their children they can be anything they want to be when they grow up. A rocket scientist? Sure. A world-famous surgeon? No problem. ‘The world is your oyster,’ they say. But is it really? Not necessarily, according to psychologist and parent educator Dr. Erica Reischer. Author...
By Robin Gee
Summers can be a time for rest and relaxation, but a few months spent wisely can give high school and even middle school students a boost to build college-level skills, explore potential careers or, in that final summer before college, to hit the ground running in the fall. A little preparation can...

March 2016

By Robin Gee
Graduates with study abroad experience on their resumes land their first jobs faster, earn higher starting salaries and are more likely to find jobs within their field, according to “ The Impact of Studying Abroad on Recent College Graduate’s Careers ,” a survey by the Institute for the...

February 2016

By Susan Pohorski
According to National Public Radio , parents are paying “executive function coaches” up to $6,000 to help their high school students get organized and become more successful in school and ready for college. Isn't this something parents should be doing? There are four areas of focus you can...
By Susan Pohorski
College Promise programs are creating a lot of buzz throughout the country. President Obama has proposed to make two years of community college free for responsible adults and several Wisconsin technical colleges are offering Promise programs to meet students’ unmet financial needs. However, many...

January 2016

By Susan Pohorski
Are you among the 79 percent of parents of prospective college students who are questioning the return on investment of a college education? According to a survey by Kaplan Test Prep and Money magazine, only one in five parents surveyed think the cost of a four-year college degree is worth “the...
By Nathan Bossow
If you or your child received an email offering a 25 percent discount to any Wisconsin college, I’m guessing a majority of you would assume the email was a scam. However, a 25 percent off discount to a Wisconsin college is within reach of almost every high school student in Wisconsin. Despite the...
By Susan Pohorski
If your family is more like Modern Family than Home Improvement be prepared to explain the complex relationships to the federal government when your student applies for college financial aid. For first time filers, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be daunting. When your...

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