Tag: college

There’s a way to shave thousands of dollars off the cost of a bachelor’s degree that’s more reliable than applying for dozens of scholarships and hoping one of them comes through. Community college. Kansas has…

A college degree is still your best bet for earning top dollar. Yet with more Americans graduating from college, having a degree is no longer enough to stand out. To make the most of that…

Educators can get reasonably close to figuring out which of their high school seniors are serious about college by counting who takes the American College Test. Last year, 52 Iola High School juniors and seniors…

When a parent is called into the principal’s office for an “emergency,” it’s usually trouble.  So thought Lajuana McCree whose daughter, Promise, is a senior at South Grand Prairie Early College High School outside of…

TOPEKA ? The glittery gold print on Cara Simon?s graduation cap begged ? maybe only half-jokingly ? for a break: ?Can I take a nap now?? Toilsome college coursework may have kept the Wichita native…

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My son is a wonderful young man, but there was one thing we butted heads on all four years of high school: He wanted to play football,…

Hi Carolyn: When my ex-husband and I divorced about eight years ago, he left town and I got full custody of our daughter, “Jane,” and remained great friends with his family (from whom he is…

LAHARPE — A hearty group of 48 volunteers, ranging from college students to residents in their 70s, flooded LaHarpe with trucks, trailers, shovels and rakes Saturday, to help clean up debris and brush from 19…

When it comes to valuing education, more than three-quarters of Americans say going to college is extremely or very important. But when Wichitans are asked the same question, far fewer — just 54 percent —…

When it comes to valuing education, more than three-quarters of Americans say going to college is extremely or very important. But when Wichitans are asked the same question, far fewer — just 54 percent —…