Neha Gupta's College Shortcuts helps kids and parents navigate the paperwork and stress of college admissions. Stephanie Schomer Published 8:00 am CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta This Founder Built a National Business By Helping Kids Get Into College 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Getting into college is something worth celebrating -- but the process of getting into college is nothing short of excruciating. In 2007, Neha Gupta was a recent college graduate, and the memory of applying to schools was still fresh: It was a confusing experience that sparked arguments … [Read more...] about This Founder Built a National Business By Helping Kids Get Into College
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Jennifer Medina, New York Times Published 7:07 am PDT, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughlin have worked steadily as respected actresses and remained recognizable if not-quite-A-list names for decades. Neither has ever had a whiff of criminality or scandal tied to their name until both were charged with fraud and conspiracy Tuesday along with dozens of others in a scheme that according to federal prosecutors saw wealthy parents pay bribes to get their children into some of the nation’s top colleges. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughlin ... more … [Read more...] about What’s Life Like as a Student at USC? Depends on the Size of the Bank Account.
Hillary Hoffower, provided by Published 10:45 am CST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 Leon Neal/Shutterstock Rich people are investing less in material goods and increasingly in habits and lifestyle choices as a new way to signify their status. This rise in discreet wealth is part of a turn toward inconspicuous consumption. The rich are conveying their wealth subtly through five investments: education, business, health and wellness, customization, and privacy and security. Luxury goods are out, and luxury lifestyles are in. Intangible concepts like health and wellness are replacing Louis Vuitton handbags and high-end education is replacing a fancy set of wheels. That's because the ultra-rich are investing in immaterial means instead of material goods as a new way to signify their status. It's a result of the rise in "inconspicuous consumption," a term coined by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett in her book "The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of an Aspirational Class." In an … [Read more...] about A rise in discreet wealth is creating a new type of status symbol, and the elite are spending their money on 5 key lifestyle choices to keep up with it
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Vaznis Globe Staff March 06, 2019 Interim Boston schools Superintendent Laura Perille said Tuesday that her administration is exploring the idea of replacing the controversial exam that has determined the fate of tens of thousands of students vying for coveted spots at Boston Latin School and the city’s two other exam schools.Perille disclosed the review during a City Council hearing that scrutinized exam-school admission policies. Her comments came six months after a Harvard University report found the school system’s reliance on a test designed for private school admission was blocking thousands of students of color from an education at some of the city’s best public schools.“We are certainly keeping on the table the possibility of a different exam,” she said, adding that her administration is “basically looking at the … [Read more...] about Boston exploring new entrance test for exam schools
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Laura Crimaldi Globe Staff February 11, 2019 PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — The prosecutor and victim witness advocate called Jamie Forbes over the Christmas holidays as he was traveling through Asia with his family and delivered some wrenching news.Six months earlier in June 2018, Reynold J. Buono, a former Milton Academy teacher, had been returned to the United States from Thailand to face charges that he raped Forbes when he was 15 years old, in 1981and 1982.Lawyers for Buono, 73, fought back, seeking to dismiss the indictments. On Dec. 26, Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Connors ruled in their favor, saying the evidence isn’t enough to prosecute a child sex abuse case that falls outside the 27-year statute of limitations. Advertisement The hole in the case, according to Connors? Prosecutors don’t have independent evidence to support Forbes’s … [Read more...] about ‘I was surprised and devastated’