The hottest Admissions Substack posts right now

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thezvi β€’ 1562 implied HN points β€’ 11 Apr 23
  1. Child care is becoming more regulated and expensive, making it challenging for parents to afford quality child care.
  2. Parents are facing challenges in allowing their children to play and be independent due to strict regulations and societal fears.
  3. The education system is facing criticisms for ineffective techniques, pushing unnecessary pressure on students, and focusing more on signaling than actual education.
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Logging the World β€’ 538 implied HN points β€’ 01 Jul 23
  1. COVID numbers in 2023 are significantly lower than previous years, with restrictions lifted and admissions decreasing for months.
  2. 2023 has been relatively quiet in terms of new COVID variants, with no significant growth in headline variants, but the possibility of an evolution remains.
  3. While concerns about future COVID waves persist, it is suggested to enjoy the present moment and not overly worry about potential scenarios.
Science Forever β€’ 338 implied HN points β€’ 09 Sep 23
  1. Washington University in St. Louis made impressive strides in increasing economic and racial diversity through strategic financial aid policies and initiatives.
  2. Efforts to attract low-income, Black, and Hispanic students did not compromise academic standards, challenging stereotypes about test scores and student demographics.
  3. Progressive financial aid policies, like need-blind admissions and a no-loan policy, have significantly improved access to quality education, setting a positive example for other institutions.
Logging the World β€’ 318 implied HN points β€’ 24 Nov 22
  1. UK COVID admissions have stopped falling and are now flat, indicating a potential change in trend.
  2. Analyzing the pandemic on a graph reveals unusual fluctuations from July to December 2021, with linear trends before and after.
  3. Weekly ONS infection survey shows a welcome drop in COVID cases, although there are hints of a slowdown in the decline.
The Future of Education β€’ 98 implied HN points β€’ 15 Oct 23
  1. Address the inherent flaws in the education system by embedding learning success for all students.
  2. Community colleges have challenges in balancing academic transfer, job training, and community development.
  3. Acknowledging and addressing urgent issues within college campuses is crucial for fostering inclusivity and understanding.
Karlstack β€’ 168 implied HN points β€’ 11 May 23
  1. Harvard's affirmative action practices are under scrutiny due to leaked admissions data.
  2. The leaked data suggests discrimination against Asian applicants at Harvard.
  3. Social media is being used to share and amplify the article discussing the leaked admissions data.
Pershmail β€’ 78 implied HN points β€’ 03 May 23
  1. For poorer students, high school grades are a better indicator of success than SAT scores.
  2. Standardized tests, like the SAT, can be biased towards wealthier students by reflecting their better access to resources and test preparation.
  3. There is a need for multiple pathways to success in education that do not solely rely on grades or standardized tests, providing second chances for students.