This week, the salaries of top-earning college administrators grabbed headlines with the Chronicle of Higher Education's latest data on the earnings of private college and university presidents. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education cleared the way for the University of Phoenix's sale.
Meanwhile, institutions nationwide are bracing for potential changes as several states are expected to see demographics shift — certainly not welcome news when taken into consideration alongside the more general expectation of increased competition over a smaller student population overall.
And in K-12, technology is providing superintendents with new ways to network beyond annual conferences, proving especially helpful for administrators in small rural districts who might not get the opportunity as frequently to share best practices with peers.
Be sure to check out our look at persistent challenges in gamifying education and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- Meet the college presidents who earn more than $1M annually: The Chronicle of Higher Education released its salary data for private college leaders, finding an increase in membership in the millionaires club.
- ED clears path for U of Phoenix sale, with conditions: Federal officials seek terms on enrollment caps, disclosure of legal actions and a 25% letter of credit before greenlighting billion-dollar buyout.
- Superintendents find new ways to network nationwide: Administrators no longer need to wait for conferences to have meaningful networking opportunities with their peers in other districts — apps, school tours and new member associations can help.
- Challenges persist when gamifying education: Determining how to use gaming elements and to what extent remains a hurdle to unlocking its full potential for many.
- Demographic changes have colleges bracing for uncertain future: Pennsylvania is one of several states in which changes in population are forcing colleges to rethink their operational strategy.
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