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ACT Announces Student Poster Contest

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT kicks off its annual high school student poster design contest on October 18. The goal of the contest is to encourage others to plan and prepare for college. Winners will be selected based on creativity, visual appeal and overall impact.

Report: Significant Gaps Persist Between Career Interests Job Projections

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT has released national and state-specific data for all 50 states that helps answer the question: Are students prepared for college and career? The analysis reveals likely shortfalls in high-growth career fields as well as inadequate preparation to succeed in coursework required for these fields.

Assessing The First Report Card Of The Year

EDISON — With the fall semester drawing to a close, it won’t be long before your child brings home his or her first report card of the year. Good or bad, according to Anthony Giudice of the Edison Huntington Learning Center, parents can learn a great deal from their child’s report card and use that information to set the stage for improvement.

One Year After Breaking Ground, Crabiel Hall Is On Target

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — It was one year ago this month that College and county officials gathered in a parking lot on the Middlesex County College campus to break ground for Crabiel Hall, a state-of-the-art building that will house classrooms, computer labs, multipurpose rooms, offices and a culinary demonstration kitchen.

The College Application Essay: Dos and Don’ts

EDISON — For many students, the essay is the most difficult and daunting component of the college application. Perhaps your student is completely overwhelmed by the essay and has no idea what to write, or maybe he or she has a draft that you feel needs some work.