More students at The Urban School begin early SAT and ACT prep, but how early is too early?

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, my parents arrived home from a junior parent college meeting bearing a thick folder stuffed with information about the ACT and SAT. A few days ago, I placed an order for three practice booklets to prep for a test I’ll take next spring and then again in the fall next year. Sometime...

Early applications to college double at Urban School, prompting early stress

Sabrina Werby, Staff Writer

February 23, 2012

Call it a case of doubling down: 62 percent of Urban seniors applied early to college this year, compared with approximately 30 percent of seniors who applied early last year and fewer than 20 percent of seniors who applied early 10 years ago, according to Urban college counselor Susan Lee. “I decided...

Combat the conveyor — life is now, so high school students should enjoy it

Megan Madden

June 10, 2011

Life in high school is a waiting game. Seniors wait for college acceptance letters. Our parents wait for our course reports to show up. We wait to find out whether the math quiz really was a disaster, or whether we’ll be filling a leadership role in the coming year. We wait for the digital clock in...

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