May 23, 2016 – May 30, 2016

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • Innovative French Tech School, 42, Pays $26.2MM for Planned Fremont Campus
    “Cushman & Wakefield announced today that 42, a non-profit technology school based in Paris, has launched in the United States. Featuring a space of approximately 200,000 square feet, 42 is located in the Silicon Valley, at Fremont, CA in a building designed to promote an innovative teaching method….”
  • Investcorp Sells GL Education Testing Business
    “US private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has acquired the UK-based assessment provider GL Education for an undisclosed sum….”
  • States Investing the Most in Higher Education
    “The total cost of attending college in the United States has risen dramatically in recent decades — faster than inflation and faster than wage growth. Government investments in public higher education can lower tuition expenses for college students, but many governments actually cut their education funding significantly when the recession hit. While in the last three years, state spending of public universities has begun to recover, growing to $6,966 per student last year, state-level support for higher education institutions still trails pre-recession levels….”
  • DeVry Education Buys ACAMS for $330M
    “DeVry Education, the US higher education group, is to acquire the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million (£225 million) through its Becker Professional Education subsidiary….”
  • Five Factors That Differentiate Business Schools
    “As the business education marketplace becomes increasingly crowded, business schools need to start looking internally to determine whether they have the differentiating factors needed to stand out and succeed….”
  • The Profit Prophet: Clayton Christensen and the Future of American Higher Education
    “Though Clayton Christensen’s predictions about mass institutional closures created a panic across the postsecondary space, his work might not be as impervious to criticism as some may think….”
  • Niching in Higher Education: Moving the Needle Towards Simple Niches
    “While many institutional leaders will adopt the principles of mass niching—which simplifies the process as it equalizes all options—colleges and universities will be more successful over the long term by focusing on simple niching….”
  • The Potential for Stackable Credentials: From 30,000 Feet
    “Stackable credentials present numerous benefits to both students and institutions, but movement is slowed by the change-averse nature of postsecondary education….”

Local News

Massachusetts

  • A Chinese Partnership for ENG
    “Beginning in fall 2017, some of China’s best and brightest engineers will come to BU to complete their education. Under a new dual degree program, graduates from Beijing’s Tsinghua University, one of China’s top universities, will be able to get a master’s degree in systems engineering at the College of Engineering….”

Nevada

New York

  • New Innovative High Schools
    “Earlier this week, Superintendent Kriner Cash held a ribbon cutting for one of his new concept schools called Innovative High Schools. These high schools will focus on getting students outfitted with an education concentration that will allow them to succeed in job placement in WNY and beyond. The initiative is part of Cash’s redesign and launch of New Innovative High Schools as part of his commitment towards an ongoing directive known as New Education Bargain with Students and Parents (NEB)….”
  • Albany State, Darton Announce Names of Five New Colleges
    “The presidents of Albany State University and Darton State College on Thursday announced the names of five colleges that will make up the academic unit of the new Albany State University, adding to the momentum of efforts to consolidate the two institutions….”

North Carolina

Wisconsin

  • Colleges Invest Millions in Tech Training
    “Central Wisconsin employers are demanding so many more computer specialists that two regional technical colleges are investing $1.5 million to expand training for information technology professionals….”

World News