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Whether your teen is off to college or figuring out how to get there, these articles and posts will help you help them. Read on.

smartphone2Get your kid organized for college in a language they’ll understand  Today that means in an app for their smartphone. Julie Craven covers “7 Free Apps that Increase Student Productivity” at USA Today.

Is the campus student health-insurance plan the better option? Most colleges require students to have health insurance coverage by the time classes start and usually offer their own plans. For the Wall Street Journal, Karen Blumenthal explains how to determine if your family’s plan or the college’s is the better choice.

Affordable test prep You know your student can’t take the ACT or SAT without weeks or months of preparation, but options exist beyond the super expensive course or private tutor. DeAnna Rivera explains test prep options for every budget in her post on U.S. News & World Report’s Education blog.

One more reason for kids to take high school seriously Philip Elliott’s article for the Associated Press, “ACT: Third of High School Graduates not College Ready,” reveals some sobering numbers. This is why parents must be involved in their child’s education from kindergarten through high school.

Lowering college costs Tamar Lewin of the New York Times writes about President Obama’s new plan to make college more affordable.

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