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Dr. Michael W. Kirst

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University since 1969.
Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His book From High School to College with Andrea Venezia was published by Jossey Bass in 2004.

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My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.

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The best new site I have seen to assist students parents, and counselors for college planning is http://www.collegegrazing.com-
It has 13 interactive self discovery surveys for immediate feedback concerning college planning and focus. It contains information on all kinds of colleges at home and abroad. Included is a complete application essay writing guide and other college search tools. It is free and creative. As someone who tried to build one of these sites, I appreciate how hard this is to creat this one.

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