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Volume 1, Issue 23

by Michael Wagner

Knowledge Pilot, Launch Global Education

This week’s articles cover a variety of topics that are at the forefront of post-secondary education, including the admissions process, current trends in enrollment, and what is in store for the class of 2023.

Whatever you do, please do not miss the Before you go segment at the conclusion of the newsletter as it is quite surprising, especially if you are a lover of pizza. I will stop there; I do not want to spoil it! Read on, enjoy the articles, and as always feel free to suggest any topics you would like to learn more about. We welcome feedback and your involvement.


students enjoying volleyball

A new school year and a new beginning for the class of 2023

Many students in the class of 2023 have a goal: do whatever they can to have a normal school year. Megan Anderson of NPR chronicles five seniors and how they want their senior year to be different than the last two years.

COVID took over their high school experience. They want senior year to be different

The new face of college admissions: test optional

Many colleges have had test optional admissions policies, but the pandemic brought the popular admissions policy to the forefront.  Now, with the crush of applications that colleges and universities have seen over the past two years, it is becoming clear that the system may not be fair to all that apply. Jill Barshay of The Hechinger Report details the results of how difficult it is for colleges and universities.

PROOF POINTS: Colleges that ditched test scores for admissions find it’s harder to be fair in choosing students, researcher says

College enrollment on the decline

Over the past two years, college enrollment has been on the decline and those that follow this data are concerned. There are a variety of reasons contributing to this alarm, but the financial aspect of attending college continues to be the major concern. EdSource correspondent Emma Gallegos outlines the data surrounding the most recent enrollment information.

Fall undergraduate enrollment declines have slowed, but still ‘troubling’

And here’s a bonus article from Elissa Nadworny of NPR:

The college enrollment drop is finally letting up. That's the good news