The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

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Maia Sharpley’s career in education includes serving in executive positions with the New York City Department of Education, Kaplan and Charter Schools USA. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Kaplan Will Offer Free Online PSAT Prep.” Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.”

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Kaplan Inc has agreed to acquire the College for Financial Planning from Apollo Education Group. Looks like Kaplan Inc isn’t getting out of for-profit higher ed altogether, even with the sale of Kaplan University to Purdue.). ” Via The 74 : “ Middle Schoolers Without Broadband Access Feel Set Up for Failure, New Survey Finds.”

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The as-yet unnamed online university resulting from the proposed acquisition of Kaplan University by Purdue University has set discounted tuition rates for in-state students and free tuition for Purdue employees.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” More on the for-profit formerly known as Kaplan University in the online education section below. ” This new school is a result of Purdue’s acquisition of the for-profit Kaplan University. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Purdue University is buying Kaplan University for a dollar. Me, I wrote about how far Kaplan Inc ’s reach is in education politics and products. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.”

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Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “As Kaplan Sale Faces Final Hurdle, Purdue President Criticizes Faculty Opponents.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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” Via The Conversation : “ Purdue-Kaplan deal blurs lines between for-profit and public colleges.” ” There’s more on the new Kaplan in the accreditation section below. Via Pacific Standard : “ Purdue University Gets the Final Approval on Its Plan to Convert Kaplan Into a Non-Profit College.” ” Via CItyLab : “The Problem With America’s New National Broadband Map.”