Purdue and Kaplan: What’s ahead

The Christensen Institute

The Purdue/Kaplan deal , if successful, would neatly solve challenges for both institutions. A tie-up with Kaplan is likely his best shot. Kaplan University is facing declining enrollment and increased regulation along with the rest of the for-profit sector. The deal with Purdue represents an opportunity to shed the baggage that comes with for-profit status, stabilize the business, and provide Kaplan with steady margins. Kaplan’s 12.5

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Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart

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Purdue Buys For-Profit Kaplan University for $1 to Create New Kind of Public University

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Purdue University agreed today to buy one of the largest for-profit universities, Kaplan University, and turn it into a public, non-profit university in the Purdue system. The sale price for Kaplan University’s 15 campuses was $1 , though with one important catch: The new nonprofit university operated by Purdue promised to give a percentage of its revenue back to its former owner, Kaplan, Inc., Before the sale, Kaplan University was not exactly thriving.

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Kaplan Test Prep launches free live PSAT prep

eSchool News

Kaplan Test Prep is launching a free, live PSAT preparation program beginning October 1, with lessons that cover every section of the exam. Free for all students, Kaplan’s PSAT Prep Live will give the 3.8 The PSAT is the kickoff to the college admissions process, and a great score can get students on the college radar for recruitment and scholarship money,” said Lee Weiss, vice president of college admissions programs, Kaplan Test Prep.

Accelerator for Ed-Tech Startups Launches in New York City

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

accelerator digitalpromise donburton edgeedtech jonathanharber kaplan schoolnet startup techstars Each of 10 selected ed-tech startups will receive $170,000 when they are chosen for the first class of this new accelerator in the Big Apple. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

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What Does Purdue’s Acquisition of Kaplan Mean for the Future of Digital Education?

Leadership Lounge

When Purdue University announced on April 27 that it was buying Kaplan’s online university business, shock waves went through the higher education community. The deal specifies that Purdue will pay $1 to Graham Holdings for Kaplan University’s institutional operations and assets, but it's still pending approval from the U.S. The for-profit Kaplan will earn money through a 30-year revenue sharing agreement.

New York Times Partners With Investment Firm to Launch Ed. Business

Marketplace K-12

For-Profit Education Kaplan Online Learning Publishing cigeducationgroup kaplan newyorktimes nyteducation sothebysinstituteofart The media conglomerate and CIG Education Group are combining to create NYT EDUcation, an initiative for pre-college and college students and professional learners.

Elements of Education for Every Educator

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Teacher Diane Kaplan has selected several strategies to implement right away. Book Reviews Teaching Insights Austin Volz Diane Kaplan education principles eye on education Julia Higdon research based Routledge William Lidwell

K-12 Dealmaking: Kaplan Launches New Practice in U.S.; BoomStartup Taking Ed Tech Accelerator Applications

Marketplace K-12

In addition, BoomStartup announced it will be applications for its ed-tech accelerator program, and Kaplan launched a new global leadership and professional development practice. Kaplan Launches U.S. cities where Kaplan already maintains other operations and educational services, the company said in a statement. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Kaplan Launches New Practice in U.S.;

Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1

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There are many unanswered questions about the unprecedented sale of Kaplan University, a for-profit institution with several online programs but falling enrollments, to Purdue University, one of the top public universities in the nation. To try to get some answers, EdSurge recently sat down with Donald Graham, chairman of Graham Holdings Company, the group that sold the 15-campus Kaplan University to Purdue (for just $1). What are the functions that Kaplan will be providing?

New Accelerator for Ed-Tech Startups Launches in New York City

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech Incubators and Accelerators accelerator donburton edgeedtech jonathanharber kaplan schoolnet startup techstars Two ed-tech veterans have joined forces to launch an accelerator in the Big Apple to provide $170,000 in funding to each of 10 selected companies.

A Public University Acquires A Big For-Profit, And Raises Big Questions

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Some 32,000 students from the for-profit Kaplan University will join Purdue University in Indiana as part of a deal announced recently. Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

What Happens When A Public University Buys a For-Profit Online One?

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And here’s the most surprising part: that online school it bought, Kaplan University, was a for-profit business—part of a sector that’s been criticized for high costs and poor outcomes for students. Purdue leaders, meanwhile, say that Kaplan has better outcomes than other for-profits and that it serves an important audience of adult students who aren’t able to go to a traditional campus. EdSurge: Purdue made news last year when it purchased the for-profit Kaplan University.

Unable to ‘Reach a Sustainable Business Model,’ Dev Bootcamp Will Shut Down in December

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acquisition by Kaplan in 2014. It appears that the Kaplan ownership did not stave off the financial concerns for long. But actually, to the contrary, we would have closed much earlier without Kaplan's support. Kaplan bought us time. —

U. of Arizona Bought a For-Profit U. for $1? Actually, the For-Profit Paid Millions to Be Acquired.

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In 2017, Purdue University bought Kaplan University , also for $1. Kaplan University suddenly changed its name to Purdue University Global, and Kaplan, Inc. So the result was that a for-profit university suddenly became a nonprofit, but one that was locked into a long-term contract with Kaplan and shares tuition revenue. He agrees that the arrangement is similar to the one Purdue and Kaplan did.

Making sense of mergers

The Christensen Institute

The Purdue/Kaplan deal fits in this category. Purdue partnered with Kaplan because it wanted to pursue an entirely new value proposition: online education for adult learners. Rather than mashing the two schools together, Kaplan’s assets were kept completely separate from Purdue’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, and will be managed autonomously as Purdue University Global. Deal fever is slowly creeping into higher ed.

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Why buying a mattress is like choosing a college

The Christensen Institute

In college speak, there are things like credit hours, regional and national accreditation, and liberal arts colleges—which, as Kaplan’s Brandon Busteed has noted , many mistakenly believe means that a college is politically liberal.

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Purdue Global Drops Requirement That Professors Sign Nondisclosure Agreements

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Since Purdue University purchased for-profit Kaplan University last year to create what is now Purdue University Global, faculty members have raised questions and concerns about how these two very different models of higher education would fit together. In her letter to faculty, Vandenbosch said that a committee had already begun reconsidering the use of the agreement even before media reports about the controversy, and that it was a 10-year-old policy inherited from Kaplan University.

Prepfactory - free online test prep tips and practice

Educational Technology Guy

Their mission is to "bring quality test prep to kids who can''t afford shelling out hundreds / thousands of dollars for the (often mediocre) instruction that the Kaplans and Princeton Reviews of the world provide". PrepFactory is a site that offers students free SAT + ACT instructional videos and practice questions (kind of like Duolingo meets Khan Academy, specifically for test prep).

When the bus is the schoolhouse

The Hechinger Report

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Philadelphia Principal Tells Publishers How They Can Help Schools

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Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan is the principal of Andrew Jackson Elementary in Philadelphia and the national winner of the 2015 Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education. Kaplan, who was honored for “doing more with less,” said she met the challenges with excitement and positivity by having a vision, faith in her dreams, working hard for those dreams, and enlisting “all of the stakeholders.” Philadelphia.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

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He ran Kaplan as its CEO from 1994 to 2008, during which he oversaw 67 acquisitions and more than doubled the company’s revenue—to nearly $2 billion —by the time he left. The Kaplan Connection With Glynlyon under its fold, Grayer claims that Weld North Education’s suite of tools will reach more than 6 million U.S. Coincidentally, all three competitors are currently run by CEOs who previously worked at Kaplan, he noted.

A gap year shouldn’t be just for the privileged, especially now

The Christensen Institute

But as Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, said recently on a webinar we did together for Kaplan’s new Boost Year program, “It’s only privileged if we think about [the gap-year experience] the way we’ve traditionally thought of it.”. Kaplan’s Boost Year , for example, costs $4,995 for the 14 weeks with financial aid available.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Between 2004 and 2011, I worked as an executive in SchoolNet and Kaplan, both of which grew into successful and innovative education companies. At Kaplan, I came to see even more clearly how government policy drives some of the biggest successes in education technology—and exactly how policy’s invisible hand can be 10 to 100 times more powerful than Adam Smith’s free market when it comes to education. Kaplan thrived during the decade, growing to more than $2.8

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How to Prepare for the SAT

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Kaplan Test Prep. Kaplan Test Prep is one of the original names in SAT/ACT prep. Taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) has become a right-of-passage for high school students as they leave formal education and enter the next phase of learning. Over seven million will take SAT tests in 2018 in January, March/April, May, June, October, November, or December. Some will take it for the first time; some for the umpteenth time.

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Learning Science Researcher, Bror Saxberg Joins Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Saxberg had previously been Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan Inc. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said today that Dr. Bror Saxberg will join the organization to “lead our efforts to improve and accelerate the use of learning science and ‘learning engineering.’” Saxberg is widely known through education for his work on the science of learning—namely, research and development that aims to bring an analytical approach to understanding what shapes learning.

All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. At the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum. Bailey Fraser, 15 (left), and her stepsister Leah Kimball, 15, volunteer with Edible Bethel during their service learning block.

Taming the Amygdala: Staying Calm with Mindfulness

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In an edWebinar sponsored by the Kaplan Early Learning Company, “Happy and Calm: The Best Tools for Mindfulness Now,” children’s yoga expert and award-winning recording artist Bari Koral introduced mindfulness exercises that can help children reduce the “noise” of negativity to improve their well-being over the long term. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Binge Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2019!

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“This was one of the best trainings I have ever attended—and I have been in education for many, many years.” ” If you get some down time over the holidays, it’s a great time to catch up on some of the most popular edWebinars of 2019!

Binge-Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2017!

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Our #1 program of the year, Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom, hosted by Kaplan Early Learning, has had over 4,500 live and on-demand views. “I never know what I don’t know until I attend edWebinars!” ” If you get some down time over the holidays, it’s a great time to catch up on some of the most popular edWebinars of 2017!

Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

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She previously worked in online education marketing, helping places including Kaplan, University of Phoenix and 2U recruit students. The allure of “tech jobs” and the salaries they command have given rise to new industries, from coding bootcamps to specialized recruiters. Yet the likes of Google and Facebook sometimes overshadow sectors that have been—and remain—core to the American economy: industrial manufacturing. It’s in this niche where Cluster operates, and is growing.

A closure highlights the challenges of adopting a disruptive strategy.

The Christensen Institute

Other recent high-profile closures include Dev Bootcamp (owned by Kaplan) and The Iron Yard (owned by Apollo). In early 2017, we wrote about the potentially disruptive trajectory of Level , a bootcamp built by Northeastern University. Northeastern created Level as an “autonomous unit”: a separate division with the ability to create its own unique business model.

Unprecedented Numbers of Students Are Taking a Gap Year. What Should They Do With the Time?

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Other programs like Boost by Kaplan make these types of options affordable and accessible to a large slice of the population—a real consideration given some of these programs cost several thousand dollars.

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A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

” Companies like Bridgepoint Education and Kaplan, as they refashion themselves to spin off their degree-granting activities into nonprofit institutions, are trying to enter the space, and are being closely observed by potential competitors. With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs.

New York fed researchers wrong about gap years

The Christensen Institute

Similar programs, like Boost by Kaplan , make these options affordable and accessible to a large slice of the population. As unprecedented numbers of students signal that they will take a gap year—up to 40%, according to a survey by SimpsonScarborough —and a whopping 20% of Harvard’s first-year students are deferring admission, the question of whether taking a gap year has never been more relevant in the US.

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