New York, NY, Sept. 5, 2006 — The Princeton Review has launched a new series of podcasts targeted at parents of college-bound teens. The series features glimpses of college admissions and campus life, as well as interviews with experts in admissions and financial aid. It is now available in MP3 format and downloadable for free at the company’s website, (http://www.princetonreview.com/podcasts/parents.asp) or through several free podcast services, including iTunes.http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=183037458
“The Princeton Review has always excelled at communicating clearly and directly with parents, and we’re excited to leverage this new technology to continue that tradition,” said podcast producer Ben Zelevansky.
The series begins with a Back-to-School podcast, featuring an interview with Joe Case, Director of Financial Aid at Amherst College. With some private colleges’ tuition, room, and board now topping $40,000 per year, Case offers advice on how families should be unafraid and unapologetic about presenting their personal financial picture to the schools selected by their children. He also suggests that families consider including financial ” safety schools” in their list of college choices.
Each podcast also features an education news segment of topical issues, student study tips, a College Knowledge quiz segment which awards randomly selected winners copies the newest edition of Princeton Review’s best-selling guidebook Best 361 Colleges, and other tips for parents on getting the most from their child’s educational experience.
Princeton Review podcasts have generated a considerable following. LSAT Logic in Everyday Life was recently rated as the top educational podcast on iTunes and is #18 among all podcasts. It presents an interesting way to understand the logic and reasoning tested on the LSAT as it applies to flawed arguments in political debates, advertisements, and media reports, on topics in the news, like stem cell research, or Middle East foreign policy. For a younger audience, Princeton Review’s Vocabulary Minute teaches vocabulary words at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in short, catchy songs with witty lyrics.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. The Company’s free website, www.PrincetonReview.com, helps over half of university-bound students research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for their higher education, and helps hundreds of colleges and universities streamline their admissions and recruiting activities. In addition, The Princeton Review works with school districts around the U.S. to measurably strengthen students’ academic skills by connecting ongoing assessment with professional development and instruction and by providing districts with college and career resources for both students and guidance counselors. The Company also authors more than 200 print and software titles on test preparation, college and graduate school selection and admissions, and related topics.
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