The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Five Myths Of College Admissions: Deadlines, Selectivity, And More

“Myth 2: Acceptance to college is a game of tiny percentages, in which only a very few applicants get in. Fact: The average acceptance rate for four-year colleges in the U.S. has  hovered around 65% for more than a decade. Which means that there are sufficient spaces for many more students than are currently enrolled in higher education.”


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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