Reimagining College Admissions:


As educators and parents prepare high school students to navigate the college transition, four thought leaders, in a collection of Commentaries, unpack the hot-button issues that surround the pathway to higher education.

The essays take a close look at the student-debt crisis, the hidden influence of the NCAA on high schools, the "cult of perfection" weighing on college applicants, and new efforts to refocus admissions priorities entirely.


College Admission 2.0: Service Over Self

In a new report from Harvard University, Ivy League admissions deans and others rethink what matters in prospective students, writes Richard Weissbourd, a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. (Jan. 19, 2016)


What Is Driving the Student-Debt Crisis?

To slow skyrocketing higher education debt, colleges and universities must have "skin" in the student-loan game, writes Donald M. Feuerstein, a former adviser to the U.S. Department of Education. (Jan. 19, 2016)


The NCAA's Hidden Influence on High Schools

The NCAA's onerous eligibility requirements for student-athletes has a stranglehold on precollegiate schooling, writes James Lytle, an adjunct practice professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate school of education. (Jan. 19, 2016)


Your College Essay Isn't a Selfie

When it comes to college applications, students should reject the "cult of perfection" and embrace their frailties, writes former high school English teacher Florina Rodov. (Jan. 19, 2016)

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