2016 Article: Kaplan, TPR in trouble?

Kaplan and The Princeton Review recently posted 3Q Financials. Both companies report declines in their YTD Test Prep business segments (-4% and -15% respectively). While these declines may seem disconcerting to independent tutors and boutique tutoring firms, there are some important considerations to, well, consider: 2015 3Q results (the comparator) were likely artificially bolstered by the then news […]

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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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Is Prepping for the SAT Putting Your Children’s Personal Information in the Wrong Hands?

(Huffington Post) by Rob Sawicki   “We all have memories of high school. Most of them, like the time spent with our friends, are great memories that we will always cherish. However, other memories, like the stress of taking the SAT’s, are ones we try not to think about. In fact, just thinking about it now […]

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Georgetown dean suggests admissions advantage for students submitting the ‘new’ SAT

(Admissions Intel) by Nancy Griesemer.   Students submitting ACT scores to Georgetown University this year could have been at an admissions disadvantage relative to those submitting results from the new or “redesigned” SAT, according to a statement made last week by Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon. “A lot of people are advised by their high school counselors maybe to take the […]

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