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Mathieu Plourde

The College Board tried a simple, cheap, research-backed way to push low-income kids in... - 0 views

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    "It's also one piece of evidence that changing the college trajectories of America's low-income students will require efforts more extensive than low-cost "nudges." "It's a good lesson in thinking about the limitations of these kinds of interventions," said Lindsay Page, a University of Pittsburgh researcher who has studied text messaging reminders to students. "Be cautious of the long-run benefits from $6 solutions.""
Mathieu Plourde

The Push to Look Good on Paper - EdSurge Independent - Medium - 0 views

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    "The tension seems to lie between admissions and learning, and the pressure that surrounds students forces them to choose admissions more often than not."
Mathieu Plourde

What Will Digital Portfolios Mean for College-Bound Students? - 0 views

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    "The digital platform, which will be available beginning in April of this year, allows all high schoolers, even freshmen and sophomores, to begin storing their projects, papers and even video footage for possible inclusion in future college applications through a "digital locker," or storage, available in the app."
Mathieu Plourde

The Invisible Force Behind College Admissions - 0 views

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    "As a result, the tuition pricing at America's universities has evolved into something akin to a discount mattress retailer, though Graber's employer, a consultancy named Noel-Levitz, has come up with a more august name for it: "financial aid leveraging." Noel-Levitz might be the most influential force in higher education pricing that you've never heard of, empowering what's become a three-stage, market-distorting game for college administrators."
Mathieu Plourde

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. - 0 views

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    The college ultimately denied the student admission, he said, because her academic record wasn't competitive. But had her credentials been better, those indiscreet posts could have scuttled her chances.
Mathieu Plourde

Tech Savvy Is Essential to Student Affairs, Survey Finds - 0 views

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    People who work in student affairs say that using modern media-including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube-has become a big part of their jobs, according to the results of a new survey.
Mathieu Plourde

Enrollment Woes Push Small Colleges to Be Strategic - 0 views

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    The challenge: identifying the best approaches, which vary from campus to campus. "Boards are either overreacting, saying we should have added MOOCs yesterday, or they're underreacting," says David W. Strauss, a principal with the Art & Science Group, a higher-education consulting firm based in Baltimore. "We know you can't be frozen right now."
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