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What Character Means to Me
What Character Means to Me

I am starting to think it is no coincidence that I am tasked with writing this blog a few days before Father’s Day. When I think of the people closest to me with the strongest sense of pure moral character,... Read More

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What You Need to Know: Developmental and Academic Crisis Planning- 2020 Trends & 2021 Predictions
What You Need to Know: Developmental and Academic Crisis Planning- 2020 Trends & 2021 Predictions

What we saw in 2020: We saw in 2020 COVID-19’s impact on student’s emotional wellbeing and related academic success, simply put, falling into two buckets. For many, especially for those most vulnerable and already working to manage the challenges of learning differences and mental health challenges, required online learning and isolation exacerbated their struggles to the point of requiring a higher level of care and intervention. For others, COVID-19 has allowed them to stay home, in a safe environment, free from the daily social and academic stressors of school life that have been the cause of their distress.Read more

What You Need to Know: College- 2020 Trends & Predictions for 2021
What You Need to Know: College- 2020 Trends & Predictions for 2021

What we saw in 2020: Despite the online pandemic pivot, and the drop in international candidates, selective colleges reported a record volume of early applications, largely since the rise in test optional colleges led more seniors to take a chance at “reach” colleges, and those international students who did end up applying figured they could shoot for the moon. In the Boston area, Harvard saw a jump of 57% in early applications and MIT a 62% bump.Read more