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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Sep 25, 2020

21st century high schools teach different subjects in different ways integrating entirely different standards, guidelines, and technology. So why do they still use a 19th century grading system? Amy and Mike invited educator and author Jonathan E. Martin to learn about models of reinventing the high school transcript.


Sep 22, 2020

Most families get serious about planning for life after high school during a child’s tween or teen years. If you want to pay for educational programs like college, though, you might want to plan much further in advance! Amy and Mike invited financial expert John Hupalo to demystify 529 college savings plans.

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Sep 18, 2020

In-school prep programs can be highly effective in terms of score increases, content mastery, and overall student satisfaction... as long as school staff and private partners are on the same page. But how often does that happen?  Amy and Mike invited test prep professional Rhett Barbour to describe the key steps to...


Sep 15, 2020

In a surprising number of ways, putting together a new incoming class at a college is like crafting a list for the perfect party. So how can you make sure you are invited? Amy and Mike invited author Jeff Selingo to pull back the curtain on the process of shaping an admissions class.

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Sep 11, 2020

The SAT has attracted incalculable criticism and scorn over the last century, but would detractors feel as much loathing if they knew the test’s noble origins and purpose? Amy and Mike invited educational icon Anthony P. Carnevale to recall the historical mission of the SAT.

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