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” Via The Hechinger Report : “Documenting Maine ’s failure to implement proficiency-based education.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below.

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Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

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At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. Still, publishing a teaching portfolio , which document evidence of teaching success as well as more informal descriptions of teaching mechanics, is an exception rather than the norm for professors. The rate of dropout or failure is down from 13 to 5 percent.