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February 13, 2014
This Could Be the Wrong Question to Ask About AP Classes
The College Board released its latest annual AP report this week. You can also see the entire report here: 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation AP classes are a creature of the College Board so keep in mind that the organization will always spin the AP statistics in a positive way in its report. One of the great unresolved...
October 23, 2013
A Need-Blind Admission Controversy
For years, George Washington University has told families that it observed a need-blind admission policy. Students were accepted regardless of their ability to pay. GW’s student newspaper wrote an excellent article this week that revealed that the university’s stated need-blind admission policy was actually a need-aware practice. The university admitted that it put hundreds of students on its wait list...
September 5, 2013
A Change in U.S. News’ Rankings Methodology
Next week, U.S. News & World Report will receive millions of hits on its website when it unveils its new 2014 college rankings for nearly 1,800 schools. U.S. News will release its latest batch of controversial college rankings on Sept. 10. Robert Morse, who oversees the rankings, announced on his blog that the rankings system has received an overhaul. He...