Articles of Interest


College & Career


To Find the Best College Fit, Ignore the Rankings

Read "Inside Higher Ed's" review of Stanford's new study on the impact of college rankings .


Is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth It?

Selected  about the value of a liberal arts education. 


Career Info

Check out the "Who's Hiring Youth in Scott County" flyer.  Details about cyber security jobs and more. 


Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night (2017)?

Click  for a full video of Sophomore Night; click  for a full video of Junior Night.


Soft Skills Critical for New Grads

Click  to see what employers are looking for in potential employees.


Private Colleges: (FAQ's)  



Private Colleges More Accessible Than You May Think

You may be surprised at the percent of low income families that receive financial aid at private colleges.  The short article here clarifies how accessible a private college education can be.


Private College Value and Cost Myths

Two college presidents sound off on the value of a liberal arts education .  



Personal, Social & Behavioral Development

Top 10 Social Issues for Teens in 2017

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13 Reasons Why: Talking Points

"13 Reasons Why" is a fictional Netflix show that many young people are currently viewing or have viewed.  This is NOT recommended viewing.  Many flaws exist in this depiction of a fictional character's movement toward, and completion of, a suicide.  Please read these talking points for a sound, productive and accurate representation of facts that surround mental illness and suicide.  


Know the Truth Chemical Health Presentation

View this outstanding video of the evening presentation in its entirety .  (Held Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at NPHS)


Advice for Parents on Social Media Apps

Click here for eye-opening info on all those apps out there!


Great info for parents of adolescents!

Click  for "Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development" and  for "5 Basics of Parenting Teens." 


Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol & Drugs

Click here for this insightful article.


The Silicon Valley Suicides

Intriguing insights into why so many kids with bright prospects are killing themselves in Palo Alto.  Click .


Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tips 

Click  to read an interesting article from a psychiatrist who works in Palo Alto, CA. Great food for thought! 


Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic

Click  for Minnesota Public Radio's series on opioid addiction.


Resilience in Youth

Click  for this article from Psychology Today. 


E-Cigarettes Being Used by Teens to Smoke Marijuana

Click  for article.