August 15, 2016 – August 22, 2016

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • Coding Goes Mainstream
    “Traditional colleges including Northeastern University and Bellevue College are entering the coding boot camp market by partnering with boot camp providers or by creating their own programs….”
  • Quality and Noncollege Learning
    “Education Department announces eight winning partnerships in experiment to open federal aid to alternative providers, with a possibly influential new way of assuring academic quality….”
  • Different Funding Systems, Same Underlying Problems
    “New report notes wide variation in the way states support community colleges, even if none of them are providing enough money….”
  • Tiny Dorm Rooms
    “For the College of Wooster and the College of Charleston, bigger isn’t always better. Both have designed student housing that embraces the concept of tiny living, offering relatively few square feet per student….”
  • Not Your Grandfather’s Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning
    “Here are some of the trends that you’ll start to notice in corporate learning in the near future. Most of them are still in their early days of implementation with just a number of trendsetters paving the way for the rest. In general, the industries most responsive to these new developments are technology-based ones, usually with a young employee demographic….”
  • Rethinking the Higher Education Model: Controlling Costs and Supporting Completion
    “The postsecondary model is unsound, and that is becoming increasingly evident to today’s students. More must be done to help control costs and to support their persistence and completion….”
  • Transformation in the Business Education Marketplace: The Impetus to Change
    “As the expectations, needs and demographics of today’s students and today’s employers continue to shift, business schools must adapt and evolve to survive….”
  • Facing Money Woes, the Nation’s Colleges Double Down on Innovative Ideas
    “Budget constraints are compelling some public institutions to pursue alternative methods of financing their major building projects….”
  • Top 100 K-12 School Architecture Firms
    “DLR Group, Stantec, and Huckabee top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 school sector architecture and A/E firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report….”
  • Top 60 K-12 School Engineering Firms
    “AECOM, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 school sector engineering and E/A firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report….”
  • Top 80 K-12 School Construction Firms
    “Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 school sector construction and construction management firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report….”
  • Top 100 University Architecture Firms
    “Gensler, Perkins+Will, and CannonDesign top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest university sector architecture and A/E firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report….”
  • Top 70 University Engineering Firms
    “AECOM, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Jacobs top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest university sector engineering and E/A firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report….”
  • Top 100 University Construction Firms
    “Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest university sector construction and construction management firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report….”

 

Local News

Alaska

California

  • 16 New Magnet Schools
    “New school year, new survival strategy. Faced with declining enrollment and a growing challenge from independent charter schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District opened the academic year Tuesday highlighting one balm for its problems: 16 new magnet schools….”

Connecticut

  • UConn Establishes $1.5 Million Fund to Help Commercialize New Tech
    “The University of Connecticut has created a $1.5 million Innovation Fund to provide university-affiliated businesses with the early-stage financial support they need to stay and grow in the state. Established in partnership with Connecticut Innovations (CI) and Webster Bank, the fund offers up to $100,000 for any student, faculty member or alumnus with an “in-state business startup tied to research, advanced technologies or innovations developed at UConn.…”

Illinois

  • Chicago Schools Step Back From Brink Ahead of Bond-Market Return
    “A year after being cut to junk by all three major bond-rating companies, Chicago’s school system has won an influx of state aid, secured extra tax money for its pensions and quieted speculation that the crisis is so severe that bankruptcy is inevitable. Its bonds have rallied….”

Pennsylvania

  • Baby Steps
    “Washington & Jefferson dips its toe into graduate programs, but leaders of the traditionally undergraduate college admit it’s a balancing act, and are moving more modestly than other colleges trying to diversify their offerings….”

Texas

Utah

West Virginia

World News