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TwinXL: Will the Fall Semester Happen? What Should Parents Do? Guest Michael Horn

Listen to Will the Fall Semester Happen? What Should Parents Do? with Guest Michael Horn, by Laura Deveau and Beth Grampetro, TwinXL Podcast, May 22, 2020. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday

I wanted to share a favorite podcast of mine, TwinXL. It is hosted by former colleagues Laura De Veau with Fortify Associates and Beth Grampetro from Olin College in Engineering. Though the podcast is focused on parents sending their kids off to college, this topic felt incredibly relevant. I have embedded the podcast player to make it easier for you to listen to.


Parents and students want to have assurances from campuses that the fall semester will happen … either in person, online or a combination. Ultimately, families are looking for a guarantee … but, there is no guarantee right now. With all the uncertainty Laura and Beth chat with Michael Horn, who speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He is the author of the book Choosing College, which “strips away the noise around college to help students and parents understand why they are going to school and how to make better choices, as well as aids schools in designing better experiences.”

More on Michael Horn: https://michaelbhorn.com/about/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhorn/2020/04/26/for-this-years-graduates-a-year-of-purpose/#3bee87ee60ba

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhorn/2020/05/07/what-students-can-do-on-a-gap-year-during-the-pandemic/#26ae2b5f760b

https://www.globalcitizenyear.org/

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/05/19/one-third-high-school-seniors-say-they-will-defer-or-cancel-rather

https://slate.com/technology/2020/05/online-college-fall-2020.html

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