A week in Boston

The weather was cold and rainy but colleges were full of activity as students geared up for final exams and seniors prepared for graduation.

Visits to Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, and Harvard were on this itinerary.  Stops along the way to check out great hotels and new restaurants.

Highlights of this trip:

* a private tour of the Fairmont Copley Plaza, a favorite of our families visiting Boston

* a tour of the Rhode Island School of Design, including a visit to the acclaimed Nature Lab.

* attendance at the Education Writers Association national meeting at Boston University with an opportunity to hear the US Secretary of Education speak, as well as professors from Temple University, Harvard, and Vanderbilt.

* participated in a panel presentation at the Independent Educational Consultants Association international meeting, joined by Dr. Rebecca Joseph, and Admissions Directors from Smith College and Syracuse University.