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

Educator Innovator

Rachel Kaplan, a 16-year-old from Northbrook, Ill., Both teens followed their passions at the library, during Teen Tech Week 2014. This year, Teen Tech Week took on a DIY theme, and libraries across the country offered high- and low-tech avenues for teens to create their own projects.

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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A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

One of them will be a complementary addition to Weld North’s portfolio: Odysseyware , a library of online courses covering career and technical education along with K-12 subjects, often used for intervention and credit recovery. 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 best part of Kaplan is how much talent it created and what we’ve done since.

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

The Hechinger Report

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How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Collect these into a digital library that kids can access online, see what friends are reading over the summer, and find books that appeal to them. With summer fast approaching all over the Northern Hemisphere, kids are eager for time away from teachers, textbooks, and To-do lists.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

eSchool News

Interactive whiteboard software often features an asset library that could be used to create various shapes and constructions in both math and art contexts while teaching to whole groups. How every school can create a great STEAM program.

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The BIG MentorMob Playlist of Curation Tools

The Daring Librarian

From their blog: "The MentorMob team will be spending the next 13 weeks in NYC participating in the Kaplan/TechStars EdTech Accelerator Program.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Kaplan Inc has agreed to acquire the College for Financial Planning from Apollo Education Group. Looks like Kaplan Inc isn’t getting out of for-profit higher ed altogether, even with the sale of Kaplan University to Purdue.). ” The University of Wisconsin at Madison plans to close 22 libraries and create six “hubs” in their stead, says The Wisconsin State Journal. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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Hack Education

A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub , the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The as-yet unnamed online university resulting from the proposed acquisition of Kaplan University by Purdue University has set discounted tuition rates for in-state students and free tuition for Purdue employees.” (National) Education Politics.

Today - David Risher from WorldReader.org on "Books for All"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

That’s our library,” replied the orphanage’s leader. The girls had lost interest in the library’s books, and new books would take months to arrive– if they ever arrived at all.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Edsurge reports that Weld North Education will still be run by former Kaplan exec Jonathan Grayer. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Data on Enrollments , Employees, Libraries.” (National) Education Politics. You know it’s amazing news when The Guardian publishes it one minute after midnight in the new year: “ Toby Young to help lead government’s new universities regulator.” ” Happy New Year, England !

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?” Wired argues that “ Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries.” (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. The NMC Horizon Report 2017 – the Library Edition. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed from EAB’s Melanie Hoe : “What the Purdue-Kaplan Deal Means for You.” ” Via Education Dive : “The Purdue-Kaplan Earthquake.” ” Student workers at the University of Chicago’s library have voted to unionize. (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The New York Times looks at “ anti-tax fervor ” in southern Oregon , which will result in the one public library in Roseburg closing its doors. Via Edsurge : “Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1.” Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Wired on the project : “‘ ICE Is Everywhere’: Using Library Science to Map the Separation Crisis.” The former: Purdue University ; the latter: Kaplan University. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via NPR : “A History Of The Department Of Education.”

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference starts in just over a week! The recordings of recent FutureofEducation.com shows are posted: Mark Surman from Mozilla on the Open Badges project , David Loertscher on Library 2.0 , Gina Bianchini on Mightybell , Tim Wilson on Redirect , Peter Cookson on a Children''s Education Bill of Rights , and more! Welcome to week two of this new weekly blog post / email, including the round-up of the week''s news and podcast with Audrey Watters.