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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Dec 10, 2019

We live in a society where most people hate tests with the same intensity they love sports. Would this stark dichotomy exist if the many parallels between the two challenges were more widely known? Amy and Mike invited test prep professional Tony Miglio to describe how test prep and sports are similar.

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Dec 3, 2019

Grade inflation often seems like a trivial offense, a somewhat victimless crime. However, evidence suggests the exact opposite, that the practice undermines students, corrodes institutions, and perpetuates privilege. Amy and Mike invited researcher and professor Seth Gershenson Ph.D to enumerate the many reasons why...


Nov 26, 2019

For many students, community college represents the path to academic and career success, while others only see a stop on a longer educational journey.  County by county and state by state, these institutions truly focus on community. Amy and Mike invited Cuyahoga Community College Director Heidi Nicholas to describe the...


Nov 22, 2019

Success in tests, as in life, comes down to much more than just what you know. But where and how are students supposed to learn key skills like time management, organization, prioritization, and project management? Amy and Mike invited interdisciplinary educator Jenna Bee to explore the connections between executive...


Nov 19, 2019

While life after high school should be one of the most important considerations for teens and the adults that support them, too many kids choose default paths because they don’t know the depth and breadth of options before them. Amy and Mike invited school counselor Andrea House to discuss the vital importance of...