MAY 15, 2015 – MAY 22, 2015

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • Report: Grad Rates Inch Closer to 2020 Goal
    “Ninety percent by 2020. That’s the high school graduation goal that a consortium of education organizations is pursuing. For 2013, the rate hit a high of 81.4 percent, up from 80 percent in 2012, which the organizers of “Grad Nation” consider on-target….”
  • Small College, Big Online Partners
    “Champlain College is making a surprising play in the online adult learner market, slashing its private college tuition rates for corporate partners to compete for their employees’ tuition assistance dollars….”
  • ‘Drive-Up Advising’
    “Since January, two parking garages on the university’s Boca Raton campus have doubled as academic advising offices for commuter students, whose schedules had not previously allowed them to use campus advising services regularly….”
  • Charter Organizations Developing Their Own Teacher Training Programs
    “A new report from a research organization focused on disruptive innovations has examined how charter management organizations (CMOs) in K-12 have created their own teacher education and certification programs to help create the kinds of teachers they want to hire for their schools….”
  • The Needs They Are A-Changin’
    “A decade ago, there was “less focus on aesthetics and lighting” at Red Clay than there is today, Ammann explains, and that is just one of the shifts in how the district approaches renovated and new interior designs. It’s a priority that any interior space is flexible enough to accommodate flipped classroom situations and teaching technologies….”
  • A “Kit of Parts”
    “Constructing a school building is a process that invokes high, important and inspiring ideals. But getting a school approved, financed, built, open and operating is about the details….”

Local News

California

  • California Physics Students Expose Energy Suck at District Office
    “A group of California high school students told their district to start turning off lights and managing its computer power usage better. students at San Leandro High School used monitoring software to study how energy was used over a recent month in the district office….”

Illinois

  • Charters Might Move Into Closed CPS Schools
    “There are 40 school buildings still sitting vacant across Chicago since the mass closings of 2013. Just two have been sold and the rest cost Chicagoans $2 million annually to maintain….”

Indiana

Minnesota

  • Minn. House Passes Education Finance Bill 71 – 59
    “Governor Mark Dayton is threatening to veto that bill because it does not include money for universal, half day pre-school for 4-year-olds….”
  • Minneapolis Schools Rethinking Budget Around Equity
    “The new funding model will assign dollar amounts for various student needs, such as special education or English language instruction. Schools with the largest concentrations of students with those needs are likely to receive bigger budgets than schools with fewer students in need of special resources….”

New York

Ohio

Utah

World News

  • China: EtonHouse to Launch New Shanghai School
    “Singapore-based EtonHouse Education Group has expanded in Shanghai by establishing its third international preschool in the city….”
  • Yoma Backs $40m Dulwich School in Burma
    “Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings has struck a deal with Education Index Management (EIM) to design, build and operate a premium international school in Myanmar….”
  • Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions
    “Axact posted a public response on its website, saying it would seek legal action. The statement begins, “Axact condemns this story as baseless, substandard, maligning, defamatory, and based on false accusations and merely a figment of imagination published without taking the company’s point of view….”
  • Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions
    “Axact posted a public response on its website, saying it would seek legal action. The statement begins, “Axact condemns this story as baseless, substandard, maligning, defamatory, and based on false accusations and merely a figment of imagination published without taking the company’s point of view….”
  • Protest and Reform in Chile
    “Chile’s universities face an uncertain decade ahead as the government revamps the higher education system….”
  • New Money for Japan Studies
    “The Japanese government recently announced gifts of $5 million each to support the study of contemporary Japanese politics and foreign policy at Columbia and Georgetown Universities and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology….”
  • European Executive Education Swamps U.S. In Annual Rankings
    “The Financial Times this week released it annual ranking of business school-and-related executive education providers, putting Barcelona-based IESE at the top of the table, followed by HEC (Paris) and IMD (Lausanne)….”