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Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tells us the most wrongheaded things applicants try. And Michael Lewis has the incredible story of how a stolen library book got one man — Emir Kamenica — into his dream school.

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Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how they award financial aid. Many students are feeling the pinch. They’re going into debt to pay for their education, or abandoning their dreams of a college degree altogether. This week on Reveal, we take a look at the bottom line for universities and students. This show contains an update to the original story about the University of Texas System. After it first aired on Dec.

Life Behind the School Counselor’s Desk

Aug 17, 2015

  A high school guidance counselor juggles three overlapping roles:  sorting out class scheduled, guiding students toward college or into vocational training, and supporting kids in times of emotional crises. And all with an imposing caseload. 

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• Yudof promises to meet Governor Brown’s challenges to keep tuition down and add online courses.

• Steinberg to Push for National Version of Mental Health Services Act