This week, Esri announced a grant potentially worth $1 billion that will provide all K-12 schools in the U.S. with its advanced mapping software. Meanwhile, Politico highlighted Finland's successful low-tech approach to schools, and the University of Tennessee's MOOC pilot received an additional $1 million in state funding.
Be sure to check out our features on highly successful urban education practices, emerging themes in for-profit higher ed, and more in this week's most read Education Dive posts!
- 5 practices of highly-effective urban educators: San Francisco State University professor Jeff Duncan-Andrade's seminal research paper "Gangstas, Wankstas, and Ridas" highlights key attributes of successful urban teachers.
- Esri provides STEM software to all U.S. K-12 schools with $1B grant: The move, made in support of the president's ConnectED initiative, also includes cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services.
- Finnish schools skip the tablets and SMART Boards : The approach runs counter to that of American classrooms.
- 4 emerging themes in for-profit higher ed: What did the latest round of earnings calls reveal about the sector?
- U. of Tennessee MOOC program awarded $1M: The pilot has offered courses through Coursera and edX.
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