November 2, 2015 – November 9, 2015

Industry Related Reports

 National News

  • Keypath Education Acquires GlobalHealth Education
    “Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US….”
  • School Opens Sensory Room
    “Staffed with an occupational therapist certified in sensory integration, a physical therapist and children’s individual aides, West End’s sensory room helps children settle and focus so they can learn….”
  • What Does the Future Hold for K-12 Ed Tech?
    “Education Dive’s survey of over 150 administrators and teachers reveals challenges, priorities, successes….”
  • Eight Professors, 43 Students
    “Southern Utah University goes all in with an experiment on general education, combining 13 courses into one year of material that eight professors jointly teach….”
  • Senate Inquiry Into Accreditation
    “As the Obama administration announces a set of executive actions and proposed legislative steps to toughen its oversight of the agencies, a U.S. Senate investigative committee has opened a sweeping inquiry into higher education accreditation, and lawmakers have started requesting records of individual accrediting agencies, according to several people familiar with the review….”
  • Recession-Era Woes Subside
    “The tuition hikes and high federal borrowing and default rates that hit higher education in the recession’s wake continue to stabilize and diminish, according to the College Board….”
  • Between Consortia and Mergers
    “A new report recommends a form of strategic alliance among colleges that is more substantive than consortia but less likely to fail than outright marriages….”
  • Another Commission Will Take On the Future of Higher Education
    “The “future of higher education” landscape — already ringing with cacophonous predictions from all manner of task forces, books, conferences, and self-styled disruptors — is about to get another. This week the American Academy of Arts and Sciences will announce its own Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education….”
  • Is This Model the Future of College and Career Readiness?
    “A career academy high school puts 21st century skills to the test with on-the-job training….”
  • IT Consolidation Makes Life Easier for Higher Education
    “Universities and colleges centralize IT resources to save money, gain efficiencies and improve service….”
  • A For-Profit Empire, Dade Medical College, Tumbles Down
    “Dade Medical College, the homegrown for-profit school that rose from humble origins to become an educational juggernaut, announced Friday it is closing its doors, effective at the end of the day….”

Local News

California

  • Fremont Faces Lawsuit Over School Overcrowding Policy
    “With its prime location near Silicon Valley, Fremont has become the fourth largest city in the Bay Area. It’s also become a victim of its own success as schools have struggled to keep pace with the influx of new students….”
  • Looming Deficits Could Push L.A. Unified into Bankruptcy
    “The Los Angeles Unified School District is facing a looming, long-term deficit that could force the system into bankruptcy, a panel of experts has concluded in a new report obtained by The Times….”

Colorado

  • Brighton School District Voters Pass $248M Bond Question
    “With the bond, the district will build a third high school, a fifth middle school and two new elementary schools as well as expansions, renovations and improvements to all existing district schools and facilities….”

New Jersey

New York

  • Career Training Spurs Overhaul of Failing Schools
    “The plan emphasizes career-oriented “boutique” schools in strategic spots across the city and anchored by support from community partners such as SolarCity and other businesses and organizations….”

South Carolina

Texas

World News

  • IVY TECH Bonds with ‘Sister’ College in China
    “Ivy Tech Community College has established a sister college relationship with Huzhou Vocational & Technical College of Huzhou, China, to provide academic and cultural exchange opportunities that will greatly enhance the educational capabilities of both institutions….”
  • Northeastern University to Open Regional Campus in Toronto
    “Building on the suc­cess of its regional campus net­work in selected U.S. cities, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will launch its first inter­na­tional campus in 2016….”