The Value of the Online Program Management Industry


The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 Recently, the OPM industry was discussed in an article published in The Atlantic, and the verdict was not favorable toward certain OPM providers. There is much more to share, however, about the reality of the OPM industry, its value propositions, and where its shortcomings might be.

The development industry has the development equation backwards

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in the Guardian that discussed the development community’s obsession with ending poverty, and why that’s the biggest problem with the industry. The industry’s continuous focus on trying to end poverty limits its ability to develop and foster innovative solutions that are so desperately needed if poor countries are to achieve prosperity. The post The development industry has the development equation backwards appeared first on Christensen Institute


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OPINION: Time for colleges to help solve the affordability issue

The Hechinger Report

Instead of waiting for the federal government to address the student debt crisis or better hold schools accountable for tuition rates, let’s turn to the industry itself to tackle these challenges. By Avery M. Davis.

Child care, car seats and other simple ways to keep teen moms in school

The Hechinger Report

And among those who do work, most do manual labor or work in the fast food industry. Lee en Español. This story also appeared in Telemundo.

‘It almost broke us’: Lawsuit accuses for-profit cosmetology college of withholding student financial aid

The Hechinger Report

But now, in light of everything that is happening in the world, and that this is an industry in which people are really going to suffer, because it involves a lot of bodily contact, it’s even more important that we try to get these students the relief they deserve.”.

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

The Hechinger Report

The setting is the Sandbox ColLABorative, the innovation arm of Southern New Hampshire University, on the fifth floor of a downtown building with panoramic views of the sprawling red brick mills that date from this city’s 19th-century industrial heyday.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In a dense, polemical book called “The Flickering Mind,” he warned of the industry’s tentacular reach into schools, steered by futurists such as Seymour Papert, the co-creator of the Logo programming language, who had a habit of proclaiming, every 20 years or so, that schools had 20 years left to either adapt or die. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning

Hope in coal country: Parents without diplomas keep their kids in school

The Hechinger Report

High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed than those with a diploma, and they earn thousands of dollars less per year. In Leslie County, few people think that industry or the government will help. Featured Stories K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Race Rural schools

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

He could make cuts, but that was complicated in his industry, and would likely only speed the downward spiral. Colleges are also working to reduce their numbers of dropouts on the principle that it’s cheaper to provide the kind of support required to keep tuition-paying students than to recruit more. And for all of the work it’s done to reduce the number of dropouts, the higher education industry has so far barely moved the needle.

Marching in Mardi Gras, a New Orleans school that once struggled shows off

The Hechinger Report

Carver sits in an isolated area bounded by the Interstate 10 freeway, railroad tracks, and the Industrial and Florida canals. K-12 News Arts education Charters Graduation and dropouts SolutionsPamela Prout Foxworth-Carter, queen of the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale, and a Carver alumna. Advocate Staff photo by Chris Granger.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

Utica Community Schools , located in the heart of Michigan’s auto industry, of fers specialized high school programs directly aligned with workforce development needs, including a center for science and industry and a center for advanced math. The curriculum at CAPS — which spans biosciences, business and technology, engineering, human services, and medicine and health care — is developed by industry leaders and many classes are taught by full-time professionals.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

The Hechinger Report

But we don’t know how to go about it right now and as an industry we are picking and choosing what feels right as opposed to using evidence-based practices.”. K-12 Curriculum Data and research Discipline Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma poverty Principals Race Social emotionalMeghan Groves, a teacher at Washington-Lee Elementary School, in Bristol, Virginia, leads her first graders in “closing circle,” where they talk about how their day went.

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

The Hechinger Report

Many of these shorter-term programs train students for industries such as manufacturing and auto body repair. Higher Ed K-12 News Adult learning community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Mental health and trauma Personalized LearningThe Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

The Hechinger Report

A variety of technologies can connect students virtually with industry experts or mentors, and even if the connections don’t result in enduring relationships, the exposure can still introduce them to career paths and life advice they wouldn’t have accessed otherwise. K-12 News achievement gap English language learners Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Immigrants and Refugees Immigration Personalized Learning poverty Race

STUDENT VOICES: NYC’s schools chief Richard Carranza promised us he’ll keep pushing for racial integration

The Hechinger Report

Don’t get me started about the cottage industry that has sprouted up tutoring kids for the specialized high schools. K-12 News Gifted education Graduation and dropouts Law and policy Miseducation Podcast Race School choice SegregationNew York City’s new schools chancellor Richard Carranza has faced criticism for the integration policies he’s pushing for in one of the nation’s most segregated school districts.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

The Hechinger Report

But she has no interest in the food industry. Sophomore year of high school, Peter took a survey for the district’s vocational tech school that matched him to the food service industry, a field in which he had no interest. He and his mom looked at a federal report with salary information for various jobs, and he realized an office job would provide a higher quality of life than a food industry job. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

Momentum builds for career-focused P-TECH schools

The Hechinger Report

In each place, the P-TECH model brings together a school district, a community college and local industry. Helping students in these communities find mentors and make connections with industry leaders expands their personal networks, opening doors that otherwise would have remained closed. K-12 News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Technology access

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

The Hechinger Report

When they go out into industry, we want them to know how to think.”. When they go out into industry, we want them to know how to think.”. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Social emotional SolutionsHATHORNE, Mass. —

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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Aimed at curbing dropouts, improving graduation rates and sending more kids to college and other postsecondary programs, the corps is designed to offset a growing achievement gap in this relatively affluent but increasingly diverse state. As of 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, graduation rates among participating schools had risen from 65 percent to nearly 80 percent , while dropout rates declined.

Do students buy into maker culture?

eSchool News

The maker industry is projected to grow to more than $8 billion by 2020, and with the maker movement infiltrating classrooms, after-school clubs and homes, it’s no wonder. The results of this learning model speak for themselves, with the district rising in state education rankings, as well as experiencing fewer high school dropout rates. Maker culture is going mainstream.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020


With that in mind, it’s important to keep an eye on the myriad of digital education trends that are currently shaping up the industry. What’s more, the adoption of interactive videos is creating rippling effects in the e-learning industry.

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After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

The Hechinger Report

immigration debate for more than three decades, ever since immigrants began flocking to fill plentiful jobs in construction, landscaping and the restaurant industry. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Immigrants and Refugees Immigration Crisis Politics Social emotionalDalimar Rastello, director of Patchogue-Medford school district’s language programs, checks in on an immigrant student at the high school. Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report.

OPINION: As we eye post-pandemic life, it’s time to unclog the pipeline between education and work

The Hechinger Report

Case in point: Mobile, Alabama, where civic organizations, industry associations and churches successfully leaned on public schools and higher education institutions to improve student success rates.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. Like any business, the edtech industry includes actors that prioritize profit. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Instead, we tend to excuse inadequate or unsavory outcomes as necessary growing pains in the pursuit of “innovation.”

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Implementing Innovation Strategies to Make School Districts More Equitable

The disruptions and changes during the past year have made a return to the industrial education model of the 19th and 20th centuries problematic for school districts committed to preparing diverse students for 21st century careers. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Rising college costs are built in to the traditional business model—but they aren’t inevitable

The Christensen Institute

For every three new degree-holders created during this school year, one other unlucky graduate or dropout will default on their student loans, adding up to a million new defaults annually. Sustaining innovations predominate in most industries; they make products and services better, and thereby more competitive, but they also make them more expensive. Across industries, sustaining innovations help organizations stay competitive—until another type of innovation comes along.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

Industrial Revolution started in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Childhood traumatic stress from violence , abuse , corporal punishment and neglect contribute to educational outcomes such as excessive absenteeism, school dropout and school performance. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The interconnection between education and health is well established. Take, for example, smoking.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

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Statistically, almost half of school dropouts do so because they don’t see the relevance. Teachers have long-known the positive effect industry experts have on students, but the complications of finding the speaker, arranging the event, and preparing the class have made this a daunting task. Select the type of expert you’d like based on occupation, company, or industry (optional if you don’t have a preference).

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


” When, or if, this doomsday scenario arises for higher education, it will be a combination of the challenges we have examined thus far – costs of “campus-based” education, failing revenue streams, and expensive dropouts. In essence, these opinions reflect what many people in the hospitality industry thought before AirBnB, or what taxi drivers thought before Uber.

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OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

The Hechinger Report

Initiatives like these will help us boost skills-training efforts across the country and could help raise the profile of lesser-known, critical and in-demand jobs in the IT industry.

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

The Hechinger Report

The for-profit companies’ own securities filings disclose growing numbers of class-action lawsuits by students based on state instead of federal consumer laws and rising concern in the industry about intensifying state scrutiny. The standoff between the federal government and the states comes as DeVos has appointed several for-profit college industry executives to high-level positions overseeing their former companies and others.

Why we should all think about the gamification of education


There are many reasons behind high dropout rates , but many seem to stream from the same sources. The educational system as we know it was invented for the needs of the industrial times, and it was perfect for those times. And dropout rates will become a thing of the past. The educational system as we know it needs a revamp. Actually, a revamp is not enough. The educational system needs to be restructured.

Urgency of getting people back to work gives new momentum to ?microcredentials?

The Hechinger Report

Amy Nelson, a student in Henderson, Nevada, has earned high-demand industry certifications on her way to a bachelor’s degree in data management. And if we lose someone, instead of being a dropout, they’ll have a certificate. But is it better than being a dropout?

Redesigning, Reimagining, and Rethinking American Education

For 30 years, he has crisscrossed our nation, as well as the industrialized world, to lead school reform efforts to effectively prepare students for their future.

Facing a white-collar worker shortage, American companies seek a blue-collar solution

The Hechinger Report

The dean’s list student ended up a college dropout, a gay 20-something cut off from his parents after coming out, and working at a UPS Store in a job he described as “retail drudgery” while running up credit card debt and stringing out his college loans.