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

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Emily Kaplan, for The Hechinger Report. Earlier this year, Ricketa Bluford, a teacher at the Elk Grove campus of the Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy (SAVA), assigned her students a personal narrative essay. Emily Kaplan, for The Hechinger Report.

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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.

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“ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. ” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ISTE has hired Joseph South as its Chief Learning Officer. Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.” Larry Cuban on personalized learning : part 1 and part 2.

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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. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a Consortium That Fizzled.” Learn How They Are Expanding.” Speaking of SEL, here’s some social-emotional learning sponsored content on Edsurge – sponsored by Newsela – includes this and this.

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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. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” “How Can VR be Used for Learning?” Education Politics.

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” 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. ” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. Via Edsurge : “Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1.” He’s referring to “ personalized learning ,” but might as well be any buzzword when you frame the headline that way, bud.).