What’s new this week:

The 74 named “The Mastery Transcript Consortium Has Been Developing a Gradeless Transcript for College Admissions. This Fall It Gets Its First Test” one of its top education stories in July.

In this article on the expanded role the College Board and ACT have taken on in higher ed, Annie Reznik, executive director of the Coalition for College, comments on the value of adversity scores in enrolling more first-generation and low-income students in college.

An “America First” solution would not be effective in an Ebola pandemic, argues Kevin Berry, assistant professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage in a piece for The Hill. The op-ed was also shared by The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation.

Do Democrats follow the rules? That’s the question Barbara Trish, professor of political science at Grinnell College, raises in this op-ed for The Hill.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will co-lead an Academic Impressions workshop on Developing Presidential Voice: Strategies and Best Practices on September 26-27 in New Orleans.

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