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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Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart by TeachThought Staff Framing content is among the most powerful strategies teachers have to engage students and promote deep understanding of content. The post Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart appeared first on TeachThought.

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

Edsurge

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.

Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1

Edsurge

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?

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.;

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.

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.

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.

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

NPR Learning and Tech

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

You’ll Want To Read This NY Times Column On Charter Schools & Segregation

Larry Ferlazzo

School Choice Is the Enemy of Justice is a powerful column in today’s New York Times, written by Erin Aubry Kaplan. If you want even more evidence to support her position, read The Hechinger Report’s Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools.

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

Edsurge

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

Edsurge

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. —

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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Binge-Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2017!

edWeb.net

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!”

Philadelphia Principal Tells Publishers How They Can Help Schools

Marketplace K-12

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. Philadelphia.

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".

EdTech Pioneer Flocabulary Taps Seasoned Leader

techlearning

Before joining Flocabulary, he served as longtime COO and General Manager at BrainPOP, Interim President at Achieve3000, and as Executive Director of Operations at Kaplan Test Prep.

At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions

Educator Innovator

Rachel Kaplan, a 16-year-old from Northbrook, Ill., At the Northbrook Public Library, where Kaplan is a Teen Advisory Council member, interest was so high the event turned into Teen Tech Month. “We Top Photo: Rachel Kaplan. By Maureen Kelleher.

Using Augmented Reality for Engaging Learning Experiences

edWeb.net

This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning. Kaplan Early Learning Company is a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children’s learning.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

EdTech Magazine

Small and mid-sized districts tend to be the most facile and can move forward quicker,” says Alex Kaplan, global sales leader of IBM Watson Education. “A To get the most out of AI integration, Kaplan emphasizes the need for specific data sets , including grade books and assessments aligned to specific standards. Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:06.

Why Purdue Professors Continue to Protest Purdue’s Purchase of a For-Profit U.

Edsurge

If Purdue University’s purchase of the for-profit Kaplan University can be thought of as a wedding, there were plenty of people in the audience shouting objections throughout the ceremony. EdSurge: What was your initial reaction to the news that Purdue University would be buying Kaplan to create an online wing? However, hasn’t Kaplan University long been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which also accredits Purdue University? It’s irrelevant to Kaplan.

Working Together to Expand Research Use in Education and Ed-Tech

Digital Promise

At the September 2016 Summit to Expand Research Use in Education , educators, technology developers, and researchers met to address an essential question: How can we work together to expand research use in the design, development, and improvement of education programs, products, and practices?

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Learning Science Researcher, Bror Saxberg Joins Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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

In Move Towards Nonprofit, Grand Canyon University Sells for $875M

Edsurge

The move comes nearly a year after nonprofit Purdue University announced plans to purchase the online for-profit Kaplan University for $1. The deal translated to Purdue acquiring Kaplan’s 32,000 online and campus-based students and nearly 3,000 employees. Grand Canyon Education, a publicly-traded education company, announced today it has sold Grand Canyon University for $875 million to form a nonprofit.

New SAT Format Debuts, Students Pleased with Changes

K-12 Schools - Education News

However, Lee Weiss, Kaplan Test Prep’s vice president of college admissions programs, advises those studying to take the exam not to skip the essay.

Marketplace trend update: 4 ed-tech developments

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

edWeb attends the 2015 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo

edWeb.net

Many of the edWeb learning community sponsors also contributed to the conference this year, including Gryphon House , Kaplan Early Learning Company , Crayola , and Music Together – who was featured as a bronze level sponsor of the conference this year!

The Best Sites For Learning About The 2018 World Cup In Russia

Larry Ferlazzo

How to Speak Football Infographic is from Kaplan. I’ve published two posts at The New York Times for English Language Learners that focus on soccer: one on Lionel Messi and the other on a Mexican girls soccer team.

Early Learning Educators Lead the Way with Professional Learning Webinars

edWeb.net

Transition Activities that Build Young Brains, Manage Behavior presented by Ellen Booth Church, Adjunct Professor, Nova Southeastern University, sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning. The 2016 results are in. Who is participating the most in professional learning webinars?

3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

eSchool News

In an article published in, of all places, Delta’s Sky Magazine , writer Allison Kaplan details her interview with generational expert and author David Stillman on how Generation Z will begin graduating from college this year and what businesses should expect.

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3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

To be sure, not all university personnel are eschewing social platforms’ value; Kaplan’s study in 2015 suggested that 40 percent of surveyed institutions based potential freshman acceptance rates partially on candidates’ web social interactions. Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia.

How one district improved its personalized learning by failing forward

eSchool News

The group studied ideas from Providence Public High School in Rhode Island, the work of Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey , Maureen Devlin at Wayland Public Schools, the Open College at Kaplan University , and various other templates.

Purdue on Track to Expand Workforce Development

Leadership Lounge

Their recent acquisition of Kaplan (details still being worked out) and their strategic alliance with Infosys, an India-based tech services company, will position Purdue as a leader in workforce development, utilizing online course delivery as a large part of that equation.

Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

Hack Education

The fine print: Kaplan’s current owner, Graham Holdings, would continue to take some of the revenue from the school as it would serve as an OPM, of sorts (an online program management company), with a contract lasting 30 years. There were many questions about the faculty of Kaplan too – would they become employees of the state of Indiana?

Why Are Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business?

Hack Education

Within the past week, two well-known and well-established coding bootcamps have announced they’ll be closing their doors: Dev Bootcamp, owned by Kaplan Inc., That is, they’d become subsidiaries of the for-profit colleges Kaplan and the University of Phoenix respectively – coding bootcamps as “ the new for-profit higher ed.”

Consolidation, collaboration or closure? How colleges stay alive in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Purdue and Kaplan University stunned the higher education world. The last year certainly turned in its share of surprises. Prominent full-time MBA and law programs folded. Whole colleges closed, as did well-known bootcamps. Strayer and Capella entered into a mega-merger. And oh yeah—the federal government decided to tax wealthy college endowments. So what will 2018 bring?