What Happens When A Public University Buys a For-Profit Online One?

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And here’s the most surprising part: that online school it bought, Kaplan University, was a for-profit business—part of a sector that’s been criticized for high costs and poor outcomes for students. Purdue leaders, meanwhile, say that Kaplan has better outcomes than other for-profits and that it serves an important audience of adult students who aren’t able to go to a traditional campus. EdSurge: Purdue made news last year when it purchased the for-profit Kaplan University.

All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Working with Ryder Scott, the statewide director of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Murphy created a program that merged outdoor and farm-based education with academic instruction, ultimately creating a faculty of five: a humanities teacher, a science teacher, an outdoor education teacher and two 4-H professionals.

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How Daily Farm Work and Outdoor Projects Make Learning in High School Better for Teens

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Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report). Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report ). Working with Ryder Scott, the statewide director of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Murphy created a program that merged outdoor and farm-based education with academic instruction, ultimately creating a faculty of five: a humanities teacher, a science teacher, an outdoor education teacher and two 4-H professionals. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report ).

After Layoffs, Math Curriculum Developer Reasoning Mind Sells to Weld North Education

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curriculum market shifted towards purchasing materials aligned materials to Common Core and state academic standards, the organization began building new offerings based on these U.S. standards. Founded by former Kaplan executive Jonathan Grayer, Weld North has purchased 16 companies since 2010. This week, two online math instructional developers found themselves in the crosshairs of private equity firms.