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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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. Philadelphia.

Prepfactory - free online test prep tips and practice

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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".

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

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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.

Marketplace trend update: 4 ed-tech developments

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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

How one district improved its personalized learning by failing forward

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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.

The best PD webinars of 2016—did you watch?

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We’ve been so fortunate to work with sponsoring companies who’ve helped ensure that these are very valuable and collaborative experiences, including Frog Street Press, Gryphon House, Music Together, and Kaplan Early Learning.”.

Yes There’s ‘Disruption’ in College Market, But the Bigger Trend Is Growth of ‘Enabler’ Companies

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While it is something of an outlier, the r ecent purchase of for-profit Kaplan University by Purdue University is one of the clearest examples of the ascendance of service-oriented enablement businesses. And, on the Kaplan side of the equation, the deal appears to be an assessment that the long-term future of building profitable businesses in education is more about servicing universities than in owning and operating them.

New SAT Format Debuts, Students Pleased with Changes

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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.

Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

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Previously, Grayer was CEO of Kaplan, the education company that grew into a $2 billion business over his 14-year tenure. Former Kaplan CEO Makes Big Moves in Education Market. The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement.

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

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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.

7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

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How every school can create a great STEAM program. For a while now, schools have been slowly merging science and math lessons with visual arts as a way to add a hands-on component, and perhaps a dash of culture, to ordinary STEM curriculum.

Curriculum includes 10 lessons for digital citizenship

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ESSDACK, GoEnnounce launch digital citizenship curriculum. ESSDACK has collaborated with GoEnnounce to build an affordable digital citizenship curriculum for secondary students titled Your Digital Footprint.

Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning to Expand Online, Blended Learning Reach

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Former Kaplan CEO Making Big Moves in Education Market. Edgenuity today announced its acquisition of Compass Learning, bringing together two well-known ed-tech companies whose digital offerings will now span kindergarten through 12th grade. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity , said the combined companies will have about 500 employees between Edgenuity’s Scottsdale, Ariz., headquarters and the Austin, Texas, offices of Compass Learning.

The mindboggling barriers that colleges create — and that end up hurting their own students

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Nancy Lee Sanchez, in red, executive director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, with students she advises. Sanchez is one of the increasing number of outside coaches finding surprising obstacles that colleges put up in front of students. Photo: Michael Hunnicutt.

Coding Startup Treehouse Trims Staff to ‘Cross the Chasm to Profitability’

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It last raised $7 million in a Series B round led by Kaplan Ventures. Just as plants are pruned to support longer, healthier lives, Treehouse , an online coding education startup, is trimming down. Today, the Portland, Ore.-based based company laid off 22 of its 104 employees, amounting to 21 percent of its team. The company offers online courses in business, design and web and mobile programming. Subscriptions for individuals cost $25 per month or $250 per year.

New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

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His career also includes stops at Microsoft, Schoolnet and Kaplan. Everyone once in awhile they decide they want to get into education,” Palmer says, from Washington Post’s purchase of Kaplan in 1984 and LinkedIn buying Lynda.com in 2015. New Markets is bringing back a familiar face to steer its next education investment fund. Jason Palmer has returned to New Markets Venture Partners , where he spent two years beginning in 2012 as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

The Coding Bootcamp Hype Cycle

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Venture capital and public company investments poured into the space, with Kaplan's acquisition of Dev Bootcamp in 2014 marking the start of the expectations “Peak.” Numbers have not been released publicly by Kaplan but it will be a great partnership for the two companies, and Kaplan has shown commitment to marketing and growing the company.

Seeking a fresh start, battered for-profit colleges give themselves a new name

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Two big companies, Kaplan and DeVry, quit APSCU last year. In this April 28, 2015 file photo, students wait outside Everest College in Industry, Calif., hoping to get their transcripts and information on loan forgiveness and transferring credits to other schools.

Ranku Acquired By Wiley to Help Colleges Market Online Degrees

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In 2013, co-founders and childhood friends Kim Taylor and Cecilia Retelle started Ranku out of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, raising $500,000 in seed funding led by Mark Cuban, GSV and Microsoft Ventures. Seattle-based software company Ranku announced today its acquisition by academic publishing company John Wiley & Sons. Ranku offers a recruitment platform using predictive analytics to help colleges increase online degree enrollment.

Don't hide your online self when applying for college or career

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When it comes to college about 24% of admission officers admit to tracking applicants on various social media sites to check an applicant’s digital footprint, according to a 2011 Kaplan Test Prep survey. According to a study by Internet se curity company AVG , two thirds of HR managers will browse social media profiles of candidates.

K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves

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Jonathan Grayer, chairman and CEO of Weld North and a former chief of Kaplan, said in a statement that his firm is “confident that backing the team at Intellify will have a major impact on how educators design courses of study, track and gauge standardized test results, evaluate learning progress vs. time against task, improve persistence in higher education, and much more.” By Alexa J. Henry.

Charitable giving to higher education is now broken

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Kaplan, survey director for CAE.” Kaplan, survey director for CAE] said. There is new data about charitable giving to American colleges and universities, and it demonstrates that we’re doing it wrong. This system is broken, in short.

U. of New Haven and Upstart Coding School Team Up on Master’s Program

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Kaplan. They function in a much more rational and effective manner than most colleges and universities, most not-for-profits, clearly because they’re profit-driven,” Mr. Kaplan said. New Haven brings legitimacy to the project, not just because of its accreditation and the fact that students who complete the program will receive a degree from New Haven, but also because it understands the inner workings of colleges and the responsibilities of faculty members, Mr. Kaplan said.

edWeb attends the 2015 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo

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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!

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

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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?

The Case for Learning Engineers in Education

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Bror Saxberg is Chief Learning Officer of Kaplan Inc. This piece was written for The White House Symposium on the Future of Education R&D and Digital Learning, which took place on Oct. It was originally published on Bror Saxberg’s blog and is reprinted with permission. Technology is changing the way almost all industries work beyond recognition. It’s also changing the nature of what skills humans need to succeed.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

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” There were some high-profile academic hires however, including John Vogel (Dartmouth), Don Sexton (Columbia), Jack Kaplan (Columbia), and Roger Schank (Carnegie Mellon). The for-profit Kaplan bought Dev Bootcamp and the University of Phoenix’s parent company bought The Iron Yard last year.) This is part five of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. Trump University and the History of the Future of For-Profit Higher Education.

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Purdue University is buying Kaplan University for a dollar. Me, I wrote about how far Kaplan Inc ’s reach is in education politics and products. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? Not much,” says The LA Times’ Joy Resmovits.

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

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work with Best Buy, Kaplan and Khan Academy. In several years, nearly all universities will have a cloud computing provider. Google in June announced an. education grant offering free credits for its cloud platform, with no credit card required, unlimited access to its suite of tools and training resources.

Searching for Digital Courseware Solutions? Avoid the Rabbit Hole

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Check out Bryant’s other interviews with Eddie Watson at the University of Georgia and Larry Rudman of Kaplan University. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” The Cheshire Cat’s advice to Alice has parallels in higher ed, especially for faculty trying to make sense of the multitude of digital courseware solutions in order to personalize learning for students. What problem do I need to solve?” can be trickier to answer than it seems.

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In 2011, he was named a Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellow and a Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneur.

Would You Like Higher Ed With That? Guild Education's Playbook to Educating Employees

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Guild’s services are also comparable to the recent deal Purdue University made to purchase Kaplan University for $1. Kaplan, a for-profit institution, has its own team of employees who encourage corporations to provide tuition dollars to its campuses. In her last gig at Cornell University, Jess Snyder was a study abroad initiative coordinator, helping college students plan courses and trips in Southeast Asia. But her coaching experience runs deeper than that, she tell EdSurge. “I

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Kaplan Will Offer Free Online PSAT Prep.” Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.” ” Via the Huffington Post : “On Wednesday, Maryland Gov.