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Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Free teacher-led conferences strengthen educator empowerment

April 11, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The participant-driven conference model, referred to as “edcamps,” features a “news you can use” type of training and professional development for teachers. Instead of relying on administrators to set agendas and announce new policy, this method encourages those with first-hand […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Higher ed funding is halfway back to pre-recession levels

April 9, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The flattening of tuition revenue suggests public colleges and universities are responding to market pressure on price growth, the SHEEO report notes. Still, “heavy reliance on tuition revenue has become the new norm for how state higher education system are […]


News

Report: Higher ed corruption is a global problem

April 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Issues with corruption varied around the world, but no geographical area was immune to it, according to CHEA/CIQG’s study. The recent alleged admissions bribery scandal lighting up the higher ed world should make clear, if it wasn’t already, that the […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Pennsylvania higher ed system gives colleges tuition control

April 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The flexibility to set tuition is part of the three-phase redesign of Passhe, which has seen declining enrollment for the eighth-straight year, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Some colleges in the state have been harder hit than others; enrollment at […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

3 ways colleges can expand online

April 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

More and more colleges are looking to expand their reach online as a way to stave off enrollment declines and tap into new markets. Indeed, enrollment has grown to about 3.1 million online-only students and 3.6 million students taking at […]


News

Computer-based testing bugs bite schools again

April 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Last year, several states reported problems with their computer-based testing systems. For example, Tennessee’s schools suffered problems with its testing system following an alleged cyberattack that turned out to be a combination of bugs in Questar’s software and a slow […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

In win for Ed Dept, negotiators agree on new accreditation rules

April 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Critics observing the process had been skeptical that a consensus could be reached given the broad range of issues on the negotiating table, and some reported disorganization in the process. Inside Higher Ed noted that the agreement reached this week […]


News

As Celebs Hit Court in Bribe Case, One Parent to Plead Guilty

April 4, 2019

Via: Education Week

A packaged-food entrepreneur from California became the first of the 33 parents charged in the college bribery scandal to agree to plead guilty, disclosing the deal Wednesday as Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in court along with […]


News

Success with student outcomes wins 2 Florida community colleges Aspen Prize

April 3, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The Aspen Institute singled out the two award winners for accomplishments that often rank among the top priorities of community colleges across the country, including mapping clear pathways for students to transfer to a four-year institution, providing supports to help […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: To reduce preschool expulsions, form stronger connections with parents

April 3, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii are among the states currently considering bills that would limit the suspension and expulsion of young children, either in preschool or in the early elementary grades. But lawmakers might not be considering the role of parent-teacher […]