University of Delaware’s president owes Delaware students an apology

University of Delaware's (UD) President Dennis Assanis owes the talented and hardworking students of Delaware an apology.  In response to a question during the recent Joint Finance Committee meeting about why fewer than 40% of the school's students come from Delaware, President Assanis explained:  “I am not the one holding back the kids in Delaware … Continue reading University of Delaware’s president owes Delaware students an apology

While some bribe, low-income students hurdle their way to higher education

By Tatiana Poladko News about the college admissions scandal this week shattered the romantic picture many hold about college admissions. We want to believe the process is fair and merit-based. We are fine with unadulterated competition for spots at selective colleges. But it is the lengths some families are willing to go —photoshopped pictures, $1.2 … Continue reading While some bribe, low-income students hurdle their way to higher education

Rich folks aren’t preparing their kids for construction jobs

The News Journal editorial board recently called for making Delaware a place where every student “has a fair shot at higher education.” Delaware’s elites responded with a call for more vocational education and many more construction workers. But in their demand for a focus on trades, are they really creating a system with different postsecondary … Continue reading Rich folks aren’t preparing their kids for construction jobs

How a low-income Delaware student found the “cheat code” to top college admissions

What does a kid do when her elite college dreams are being suffocated by a school system best suited to stifle mobility? How does she erase the seemingly indelible signs of inequitable schooling and resources from her record and etch her name on the registries of colleges meant for the affluent? She cheats. But she … Continue reading How a low-income Delaware student found the “cheat code” to top college admissions

Tips for the First Weeks of College

By Atnre Alleyne and Tatiana Poladko It's back to school time and we're especially excited about all the students who are embarking on their first semester of college (especially our TeenSHARPies!). While students' hard work and rigorous preparation in high school will help them excel in these new environments, we also understand how important strong advising … Continue reading Tips for the First Weeks of College

How to Choose Between Multiple Great College Offers

College “signing day” is around the corner and many of our TeenSHARP students have a big problem: they are struggling to choose between multiple great college offers. Now, most people would gladly have such a “problem.” When I was applying to college I had a strong academic record but was severely uninformed about my options. … Continue reading How to Choose Between Multiple Great College Offers