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How to raise a reader

My child is not a reader…. As a kid, I always had my head in a book. As an adult, I’m the same way. I tend to gravitate to non-fiction, although my favorite fiction authors include Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Vonnegut. I was raised in a reading culture. My parents were...

Test Optional for College Admissions

A few days ago, Cornell’s admission offices came out with its standardized testing policy for next year. In short, the school has a two-pronged approach to testing: Three undergraduate schools will be test blind, which means that scores will not be used in admissions....

5 Colleges I Love

From the Desk of Alan Sheptin: Five Colleges I Love – 2020 Edition I get it: it’s hard to “think outside the box” when your friends, neighbors, and guidance counselors compose a list of schools that look similar to everyone else’s. Since part of my job is to visit...