Donald Trump’s Plan For America’s Schools

(nprED) By Cory Turner & Eric Westervelt– “I’m a tremendous believer in education.” So begins a campaign ad for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. But what does that mean? What does Trump believe about how we should fund and fix our schools, train and pay our teachers, and, most importantly, educate every child whether they’re rich or poor, […]

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How to Make Sense of College Admissions Rankings

(New York Times) By Frank Bruni —  Willard Dix is one of the crankiest observers of the college admissions process I know; he’s also one of the smartest. He worked at Amherst, his alma mater, then advised college-bound students at a private secondary school in Chicago. He now blogs about higher education. I asked him on the […]

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Penn developed an efficient way to read applications — and it’s encouraging other schools to get on board

(The Daily Pennsylvanian) By Julia Bell —  Penn is encouraging other universities to pilot a team admissions strategy that Penn implemented four years ago — and Swarthmore has already adopted it. The tactic is used to increase efficiency, fairness and morale among college admission officers. Under the old system, admissions staff would divide applications and […]

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History of Test Prep: Match Group’s Profit Jumps as More Singles Pay for Online Dating

(The Wall Street Journal)  By Georgia Wells — Match Group, the owner of online dating apps such as Tinder and Plenty of Fish, reported a profit of $56.4 million, compared with a profit of $35.3 million a year earlier. Analysts had projected profit of $40 million, according to a survey by FactSet. Dating revenue increased […]

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