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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. We discuss their goals and what they are working on, and if they had an assessment we might talk about that,” she said. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Dan D.

Education's Online Futures

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And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Chalkbeat : “Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students.” Via The Hechinger Report : “For students teetering on the edge financially, micro-grants help them finish college.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. “ Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death,” The New York Times reported on Thursday. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.”

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” Via US News & World Report : “Bathroom Wars.” Do keep all this in mind whenever you hear ed-tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and ed-reform types cheer for Betsy DeVos : Via Chalkbeat : “Betsy DeVos, reportedly opposed to rolling back protections for transgender students , defends the changes.” Via The Hechinger Report : “ DeVos praises virtual schools , but new research points to problems.” Education Politics.