For-profit woes continued this week as the U.S. Department of Education edged closer to banning the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools as an approved accrediting agency of schools receiving federal funding. Additionally, industry heavyweights DeVry University and the University of Phoenix have both seen enrollment fall over 20% following the closures of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute.
Also in higher ed, we examined how innovation and small business creation may be the way ahead for colleges and universities looking to close funding gaps. And Elon University launched a new "visual experiential transcript" intended to give students and potential employers a unique view of accomplishments and activities.
Meanwhile in K-12, we looked at how District 5 Schools of Spartanburg County, SC, took a strategic approach to a 1:1 device deployment, focusing on professional development and stakeholder buy-in.
Be sure to check out our look at how a San Jose public school utilized project-based learning and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- ED moves closer to banning for-profit accreditor: The fallout continues for for-profit institutions nationwide, as the nation's largest sector accreditation agency receives more bad news from the federal government.
- Enrollment plummeting at for-profit schools: The Los Angeles Times reports enrollment is 'tanking' at the University of Phoenix and DeVry, in particular.
- Colleges look to innovation as alternative revenue resource: Small business creation may be the way ahead for institutions looking to close funding gaps.
- South Carolina district strategic about 1:1 rollout: District 5 Schools of Spartanburg County focused on professional development and stakeholder buy-in as they implemented a 1:1 initiative with Dell laptops over the last three years.
- Elon's new digital transcript offers broad view of student performance: The new format focuses on showcasing a student's sum of experiences while on campus to give prospective employers a more holistic view of the student's accomplishments.
- San Jose public school uses project-based learning to engage students: The focus on project-based learning has contributed to a transformation in the high-poverty Katherine Smith Elementary School as students develop 21st century skills along with content knowledge.
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