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Working in the elementary school setting, teachers are focused on teaching students those basic skills that build a solid foundation for the rest of their educational career. Discussions about college and a professional career come up randomly, but this is not usually the focus of educators working with 6-year-old kids.
The first priority for teachers and parents is to identify special needs students and figure out how to give them equal education opportunities, beginning with two important questions:
With social media’s permeation of teenage life, online posts have increasingly become an indicator of college readiness — and one that more schools take into consideration when making admissions decisions. For the first time, a full third (35 percent) of college admissions officers say they look at applicants' social media profiles, according to data released in November 2014 from Kaplan Test Prep.