The best school in the nation: Babson (who?)

By Kevin Carey New York Times For a long time, U.S. News & World Report had a monopoly on the college rankings game. Every August, the magazine would announce that, once again, Harvard was America's best college, or Princeton, or, to shake things up, a tie between Harvard and Princeton. But in recent years, there h …

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  1. The best school in the nation: Babson (who?)

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    By Kevin Carey

    New York Times

    For a long time, U.S. News & World Report had a monopoly on the college rankings game. Every August, the magazine would announce that, once again, Harvard was America's best college, or Princeton, or, to shake things up, a tie between Harvard and Princeton.

  2. Farragut grad appointed to Naval Academy

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    Admiral Farragut 2014 graduate Fallon Arnold, daughter of Stuart and Valerie Arnold of St. Petersburg, was named as U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young's last Naval Academy nominee. She received the appointment from the academy in June and accepted it over 11 other university acceptances and numerous scholarships. After …

    By Valerie Arnold
Fallon Arnold, daughter of Stuart and Valerie Arnold of St. Petersburg, was nominated as Congressman Bill Young's last Naval Academy Nominee. Congressman David Jolly presented Arnold with the nomination at a recent reception held for the Service Academy Appointees.
Pictured L-R: Congressman David Jolly and Fallon Arnold.
  3. How to get hired with a liberal arts degree

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    It's no secret that the job market can be challenging for recent liberal arts graduates. After all, they don't walk out of school with a job-specific skill set like their friends in accounting or engineering do. But they do have something else employers say they need: "soft skills," such as the ability to communicate …

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  4. Check out examples from the new test replacing the FCAT

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    Forget the FCAT. Think FSA instead.

    Florida's 15-year-old test officially gave way Monday to the Florida Standards Assessment, with the launch of a new website that gives a first look at the state's new accountability exams.

    Macro shot of pencil and "multiple-choice" answer sheet.
  5. What college students wish they'd done differently in high school

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    Compiled by Abby Rinaldi, Chamberlain High

    "(I) probably would have done more of my homework (and tried) to apply for more scholarships. I (also would) have considered more options than just deciding where to go based on where my friends wanted to go. I would've made a decision for me instead of a …

  6. How to keep peace among blended relatives at graduation

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    Family can be defined as many different things these days. My favorite summation is from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary: "A body of individuals living in one household, consisting of male, female, young, servants, dog, cat, dicky-bird, cockroaches, bedbugs, and fleas — the 'unit' of modern …

    This guy? Perhaps he’s one of the lucky ones, with warm family photos that include a large, loving family. But that’s not always the case. By a long shot.
  7. Sharpen skills for SAT or ACT

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    Most of us are winding down the school year, but some lucky souls still have an ACT (June 14) or SAT subject test (June 9) ahead of them. (Deadline for registering for both is May 9.) • If you're not one of those souls, don't rub it in, just pass this story along to the less fortunate.

    There are some inexpensive — or even free — tools to help high school students prepare for the SAT and the ACT. Some schools even offer prep classes on Saturdays in the weeks leading up to a test date. 
  8. Hillsborough High triplets, going different ways, lean on special bond

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    Any family who brings home more than one baby from the hospital at the same time is likely to describe how their life has been upended.

    Grace, from left, Adam and Christian Montgomery are triplets and seniors in the IB program at Hillsborough High. As they graduate, life will take them in somewhat different directions.
  9. Don't make these resume mistakes

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    Your resume is often the first contact you make with a potential employer or college admissions officer, and it can make or break your chances of getting to the next step in the process. Avoid common resume mistakes that could cost you the job (or keep you from getting into your favorite college).

    Failure to …

    Your resume says a lot about you, and it can make or break whether you get a job or end up at that college you really, really, really want to attend. Avoid common errors when you’re putting it together.
  10. Want to ace that job interview? Here's how

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    If the eyes are the window to the soul, they're also the key to doing well in a job interview.

    About a third of 2,000 managers who responded to a recent survey said they know within 90 seconds whether they intend to hire someone. That means you must present yourself well — and do so quickly.