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  • The Higher Education Elephant in the Room or, Talk to your kids about college before we do

    April 28, 2022

    By Kelly Larrimore It’s Free College Application Week. Seniors are excited as CACRAO approaches. The hallways are decorated with college pennants, posters, and flyers all saying the same thing: this could be YOU — apply now! This week, a student leaves my classroom in tears because their 1.0 […]

  • The Kids Are Alright…

    April 28, 2022

    By Kita Adams For the first time, I was able to take my students at Franklinton High School on a campus tour field trip. Initially, I was nervous that the students were only on the trip to get out of class… and honestly, that was most likely 85% of the reason. I couldn’t blame them…

  • Hello! My Name Is…

    April 6, 2022

    College adviser Kevin Hogan talks about his success in cold calling and using social media to reach students and their parents.