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Choosing smart electives

College-bound students need to take challenging academic classes each semester, as well as take electives that cultivate their interests, strengths and special talents.

More California students defaulting on loans

Troubling increase in students unable to pay

Should my teen take four years of a foreign language?

Should my child take four years of a foreign language in high school? Her school only offers three years of Latin, the language she wants to study, but I don't want her to sabotage her chances of getting into a good college by not taking...