This week, Education Dive unveiled its 2016 Dive Awards for K-12 and higher education, highlighting top administrators, institutions, districts, startups, policies, legal issues and more in both spaces.
Meanwhile, for-profit higher ed is expected to flourish once again under the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Intense federal scrutiny of that sector has already made a significant impact, however, and non-profit Colorado Heights University is the latest to be affected. The institution, located in Denver, announced this week it will close next year due to falling enrollment and pressure on its accreditor, the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools, which oversees a number of for-profits.
Be sure to check out our look at what inspires people and corporations to give to higher ed and more in this week's most-read posts form Education Dive!
- The 2016 Dive Awards for higher education: Microcredentials and badging disrupted the industry, and the zeroing in on for-profits put all of higher ed on notice. Find out which president's unique outlook earned him Administrator of the Year honors.
- For-profits expected to flourish under Trump administration: Higher education experts are forecasting better days ahead for the embattled sector.
- What inspires people, corporations to give to higher education?: Just in time for #GivingTuesday, philanthropists weigh in on the value they place in programs, vision and institutional mission.
- ACICS fallout forces non-profit college closure in Colorado: Officials at Colorado Heights University say negative trends in higher ed have pushed the campus beyond the brink.
- The 2016 Dive Awards for K-12 education: After months of research, we've narrowed down the year's top administrator, district, startup and more.
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