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Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

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Instead of enrolling, for example, they might subscribe to college; for a monthly fee, they could take whatever courses they want, when they want, with long-term access to advising and career help. SNHU, in a collaboration with the education company Pearson, is testing AI grading.

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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After college, Taylor started an oil company and eventually made the Forbes list of world’s richest people. ‘A At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. It’s definitely been a blessing,” he said. “It

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. It impedes access to institutions they might be qualified for, because it’s not being accepted.”.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Basecamp schools then receive mentoring from and troubleshooting by Summit staff, as well as PLP access throughout the academic year. I’ve definitely heard from at least 10 parents who are like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” O’Connor said. “ ‘Is this good for my child?’ ”.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

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OPM providers are organizations (typically for-profit companies) that help non-profit schools, both public and private, develop online programs. Access to capital. The old saying, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” definitely plays out in the OPM model.

Is California saving higher education?

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The goal, writes historian John Aubrey Douglass, was “broad access combined with the development of high quality, mission differentiated, and affordable higher education institutions.”. I definitely want to be out of here in four years,” Soberano said.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

Canvas , whiteboards and a company called Blackboard. hulking gathering of higher-ed technology staff, faculty and companies. As schools increasingly outsource services to companies, “going from managing staff to managing vendors requires a whole new set of capabilities and skills for CIOs [chief information officers],” he tells EdSurge. The company is also working with Texas Tech University and San Diego State University to create patient simulations for nursing students.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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A two-year pilot program for a year-round, after-school theater club at Yung Wing was underwritten by Freddie and Myrna Gershon, a philanthropically minded theater-world couple (Freddie is chairman and CEO of the licensing company Music Theatre International).

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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I think the hype is definitely over. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? MOOC dropouts are a real issue - at the Open University we''ve known for a long time that students really require a lot of support if they are to succeed.

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British universities reach out to the new minority: poor white males

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And meeting college students like him, Hood said, “definitely opens them up to the possibility” of aiming higher. companies, at just under 15 percent, according to the Center for American Progress.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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Ten years later, the couple sat across a wooden table from Caleb, now 16, a high school dropout and, as of September, survivor of a suicide attempt. Developed by a company now called Edgenuity , the platform is available for all K-12 subjects. “It

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has placed restrictions on access to federal student aid for West Virginia public universities after the state was late submitting required annual financial statements for the third year in a row.

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Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. As Edsurge observes , “New CEO at Coursera Comes From Financial Tech, Not Higher Ed” – he was the co-founder of Financial Engines, a retirement planning company. ” The company has raised $16.5 (National) Education Politics.