It doesn’t matter where your kid goes to college. Really.

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It doesn’t matter where you go to college. There, I said it. Out loud. To a community of over-achievers (thanks to a FANTASTIC, highly ranked, competitive school district, for which I am grateful. Honestly.) I know what you’re thinking. This is not a sour grapes commentary, considering that I did not go to an Ivy League school (the footnote being that...

The hardest part about parenting: letting go

My oldest will be off to college in a few short months, hard to believe By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times You know what is so hard about being a parent? It’s that you can’t possibly know how difficult it is until you are already knee­-deep in it. There is nothing that can prepare you for the amount of blood, sweat, tears, and unimaginable joy you will experience as a result of bringing...

My HS senior son is ready, but am I?

Senioritis doesn’t just impact students, but parents, too By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times My oldest child will be graduating from Unionville High School in a few months and I am not handling it very well. While I am excited for him to experience this next stage in life, I can’t help but selfishly wish that time would slow down a bit. I was chatting with a friend at the Y this afternoon...

Choosing a college while keeping finances in mind

Educational concerns sometimes aren’t the only factors to weigh By Bronwyn X. Martin, Columnist, The Times It’s the time of year when high school seniors across the country are making their final decisions about where they will attend college. Selecting the right college has always been a complex process, but in challenging economic times, the decision can be even more complicated for students...

Barrar bill to give in-state tuition rates to out-of-state vets heads to house floor

State Rep. Steve Barrar (R-160) HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee today approved legislation authored by Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) to allow out-of-state veterans to attend Pennsylvania-owned colleges, state-related universities and community colleges at resident tuition rates. “This legislation is about signifying to our men and women...