About Kermit Rainman

Content marketer, researcher, and public policy wonk by day. Away from the office, he's a polyglot geography nerd with a thing for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So far, all 50 U.S. states and 44 countries have been checked off the list—and counting.

5 ways to make your college application stand out in 2021

By |2021-07-20T09:17:39-04:00July 20th, 2021|Advice, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Standardized tests, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

After the upheaval in all areas of our life—including in higher education—in 2020 caused by COVID-19, there’s a palpable sense of optimism half-way through 2021 that the worst is behind us and colleges across the nation will return to some semblance of normal this fall.  And while it’s still possible that the spread of [...]

8 tips on adapting to college after growing up homeschooling

By |2021-06-09T08:38:18-04:00June 9th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Online learning, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Your child has spent his or her entire academic life in homeschool. It’s been a fun and engaging way to learn—with lots of variety, flexibility, and self-paced learning suited to your student’s learning style. But soon your student will leave the nest and head off to college. And the idea of new living arrangements, new [...]

The best and worst states for homeschooling in 2021

By |2021-03-03T09:01:39-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Advice, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Homeschool moms, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that education in America has changed dramatically. In a matter of days, tens of millions of families were forced to pivot to both working and teaching their children at home as schools across the nation closed in 2020. Although this new homeschool reality was a shock [...]

Integrity on your homeschool transcript: How to avoid making ethical mistakes

By |2019-10-23T08:26:46-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

By now you’ve probably heard about the massive college admissions scandal earlier this year involving at least 51 people—including 33 wealthy parents of college applicants—who conspired to criminally influence the admissions process and secure places in prestigious universities for their children. Caught up in the web of deception were well-known actresses like Felicity Huffman [...]

7 fast facts: Should homeschool students bother applying to an Ivy League school?

By |2019-03-04T09:59:29-05:00March 4th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Ah yes, the prestigious Ivy League—Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Penn, and Yale. Considered to be among the crème de la crème of American universities, these eight private schools rank high on the list of many high school students—including homeschoolers—when it comes to applying to colleges. And what’s not to like? Known for their [...]

How to motivate your students to participate in their own learning

By |2019-02-04T15:42:11-05:00February 4th, 2019|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

As a private school administrator, you wear a lot of hats every day on the job. Depending on your specific role and the size of your school, on any given day you may have to focus on: board relations fundraising financial planning marketing communications and public relations human resources food services transportation issues security challenges [...]

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