holistic admissions

September 17, 2018

We’re measuring the wrong things

By most conventional measures, America’s economy is booming. But for millions of Americans, it doesn’t feel like a boom.

Number of the Day

10,551 - Total number of state contracts as of July - a 25 percent drop since July 2016. (Source: Division of Administration via The Advocate)
September 6, 2018

Households receiving SNAP are already working

The farm bill conference committee met on Wednesday with the goal of combining two competing versions of the comprehensive legislation from the House and Senate.

Number of the Day

15 million - Number of households that struggled to afford enough food in 2017, including more than 10 million households with income above the federal poverty line. (Source: USDA)
September 4, 2018

Challenges and opportunities in public schools

As Louisiana students begin the first full month of school this week, the Nola.com/Times-Picayune editorial board looks at some unlikely success stories in public education - schools with a high percentage of students in poverty that still manage to rack up high test scores.

Number of the Day

22 - Minimum ACT score required for admission to LSU. Under a new ‘holistic’ approach, test scores will be de-emphasized in favor of a more in-depth look at a student’s achievements (Source: The Advocate)