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.

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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?

OPINION: Kaplan deal expands access to higher ed and opponents at Purdue should reconsider their position

The Hechinger Report

Purdue University President and the former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels recently announced plans to acquire seven for-profit schools and colleges from Kaplan University — along with more than 30,000 online students and some 3,000 current Kaplan employees. Donald Farish.

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.

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 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

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

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.

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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. —

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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".

Purdue Global Drops Requirement That Professors Sign Nondisclosure Agreements

Edsurge

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.

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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An investor’s take: seeing the patterns of potential in bootcamps

The Christensen Institute

Rich Flynn: The noteworthy closures in 2017 (DevBootcamp/Kaplan and Iron Yard/Apollo) were very parent company-specific in nature and revolved around strategy, execution, and focus challenges—they were not a reflection on the bootcamp model’s significant potential.

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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.

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.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

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.

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!”

Admissions Scandal, Painful Pivots and Other Themes From ASU GSV

Edsurge

It’s hard to make an informed choice for your child, let alone your employees,” said Jon Kaplan, chief learning officer at Discover Financial. Kaplan means his company worked with Guild to narrow down which schools aligned with the programs Discover wanted to support.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

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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.

‘We want a kid you don’t have any idea what to do with’

The Hechinger Report

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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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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.

As Online Learning Grows, So Will Proctors. Case in Point: Examity’s $90M Deal

Edsurge

Kaplan also uses Examity for its nursing test-prep services. Tests these days start by making students prove not what they know, but who they are.

What a New College Board President Means for Students

Edsurge

Jeremy Singer, the new president of the College Board Expanding access Following stints at the nonprofit Partners in School Innovation and the publisher McGraw-Hill Education , Singer served as president at Kaplan , a test-prep company, before joining the College Board about six years ago. From my background at Kaplan and McGraw-Hill, [I learned] that larger companies can acquire companies and then lose what made them special and more entrepreneurial.

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.

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.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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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.

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.

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Using Augmented Reality for Engaging Learning Experiences

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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.

Binge-Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2018!

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“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 2018!