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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Oct 28, 2022

Generations of applicants have turned to the same metrics and authorities time and again to compare institutions of higher education. Should they? Amy and Mike invited professor Jed Macosko to explore which college rankings you can trust.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. Why are college rankings...

Oct 25, 2022

The ability to achieve incredible things usually results from the combination of two powerful ingredients: practice plus coaching. However, nobody can follow that painstaking path to success without a third, equally essential element. Amy and Mike invited educator Sean McCormick to answer the age-old question, “How do...

Oct 21, 2022

Most conversations about memory tend to focus on familiar challenges with retention and retrieval of what we’ve previously learned and must know now. An overlooked but equally important area of concern should be what we need to remember later. Amy and Mike invited educator Andrew Watson to explain how to improve...

Oct 18, 2022

In May 2020, the University of California Board of Regents eliminated standardized testing as part of its admissions considerations for at least five years. The move was alternately hailed or condemned, depending on your thoughts about education, standards, and opportunity. But what did the evidence suggest? Amy and...

Oct 16, 2022

Unique Insights Into College Admissions, Costs, Academics, Reputations, and Rankings with Stuart Nachbar

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What is the story behind The Good College?
  2. What experience is The Good College based on?
  3. Who was The Good College written for? 
  4. What kinds of outcomes should...