Segment 1: Screenagers— half admit to being addicted. Parents-- we all need to put the the screens away and connect daily with our children— not just to help them attain a degree but to attain so much more.
Segment 2: Two strategies for unfocused high school seniors: an 18-month culinary arts degree (eating isn’t going out of style), a 12 week computer coding camp (but buyer beware), ...
Segment 3: Walk and talk— how to reinforce what matters with your children (to combat our screen culture)
Segment 1: Hate Mail— JB responds to a skeptical student. How does answering ACT questions help create two- and four- year college graduates with minimal debt?
Segment 2: Graduating with minimal debt is a choice. Don’t add (more than $5k a year) to the $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. Don’t become a debt slave.
Segment 3: Yikes! The Summer Melt— the percentage of HS seniors enrolled in college, who never show up in the fall— is up to 20%. Here are some antidotes.
Segment 1: This scandal illustrates why 2 and 4-year college graduation rates should be a key metric for assessing school districts. Hint: they aren't.
Segment 2: Spring game plan for HS sophomores, juniors, and seniors: what matters and what tests to take and when.
Segment 3: More value colleges: affordable quality— Central Michigan, SW MN State, Chadron State, Peru State, & Wayne State
Segment 1: Civil Unrest Imminent, so claims a U.S. Presidential Candidate. The reason: AI. Students: be prepared, not scared.
Segment 2: Examples of how to best choose extra-curriculars: the power of music.
Segment 3: Graduating from HS early: many do it wrong, but here’s how to do it right.
Segment 1: Two skills that double the likelihood of college graduation, according to a 19-year study.
Segment 2: Curb the college dropout rate: Top ten list for Freshmen Year Success in College.
Segment 3: Don’t become a debt slave: another value college debunks the myth that college has to be pricey and debt-filled-- Missouri State.
Segment 1:Why we can expect more from Middle School— so students can avoid the high school expectation ‘cliff'
Segment 2: Grit, Impulse Control, & Finding Productive Passions— three goals when doing Middle School and beyond
Segment 3: A 51% college drop out rate— specific strategies to avoid being a college casualty
Segment 1: : Seniors- Yes, there’s still time to get to the right, affordable college next fall. Here’s how.
Segment 2: Seniors- Here are two of so many examples of affordable four-year colleges still available to you: Dakota Wesleyan and Dakota State.
Segment 3: Juniors- The journey begins. Here’s the simple game plan for winning the college admissions game over the next twelve months
Segment 1: The reason qualified applicants often don’t get into their top selective college: the essay. Here’s how to write a better one.
Segment 2: How the online ACT differs from the paper ACT test.
Segment 3: Rural Ohio high schools demonstrate that expecting college graduation from all students improves all academic outcomes— quickly. Check out Reaching Higher, John’s book on this very topic at OnToCollege.com.
Segment 1: JB met these great restaurant waiters, hard-working high school students who need to realize that they have more affordable options than community colleges.
Segment 2: 529 College Savings Plans— the good and the bad. Get started early.
Segment 3: Another great college saving vehicle: Roth IRAs. Use both— Roths and 529s.