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Articles of Interest


College & Career


Power of a Two Year Degree

Click here for a brief but informative article about Minnesota's excellent two-year college opportunities.

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 here.


Is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth It?

Selected articles 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. 


Soft Skills Critical for New Grads

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


Private Colleges: (FAQ's)  

Article: click here


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 here.  

Junior Information Night Fall 2018 Video

See the 11th Grade Information Night presentation in its entirety here

Sophomore Information Night Fall 2018 Video

See the 10th Grade Information Night presentation in its entirety here.

Sophomore or Junior Information Night 2017

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



Personal, Social & Behavioral Development

The Secret Life of Teens: Anxious, Overscheduled & Getting Sick

Check out this 5 minute news clip from KARE 11.

Top 10 Social Issues for Teens in 2017

Click here.


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 here.  (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 here for "Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development" and here 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 here.


Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tips 

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


Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic

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


Resilience in Youth

Click here for this article from Psychology Today. 


E-Cigarettes Being Used by Teens to Smoke Marijuana

Click here for article.