The Educator's Notebook

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

UC Admissions Went Test Free. How Is Their Incoming Class?

“We are enrolling one of the most academically accomplished and diverse classes in our history. I’m certain there will be much scrutiny over the academic performance of this class in their first year, but I would encourage anyone analyzing that data to recognize the overlapping impact of COVID on these students—both in their junior and […]

College Admission Report: Data Visualizations And Downloads [report]

Learn more about factors in the admission decision, acceptance rates for college applicants, common recruitment strategies, and the status of college counseling in secondary schools… Explore the latest admission statistics for four-year US colleges and universities including selectivity and yield rate trends.”


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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