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Analytics, MOOCs, and teacher shortages: The week's most-read education news

Fall behind? Get caught up on students' MOOC concerns and the increasing prevalence of those courses on college applications here!

Aug. 28, 2015 / Roger Riddell (Education Dive)

More schools adopting year-round schedule

The number of schools with year-round calendars increased 26% between 2002 and 2012.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

How can learning spaces adapt to new models of education?

As classrooms and workplaces move closer toward collaboration, school spaces need to change, too.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

Minecraft makes its mark as a teaching tool

The popular video game has found a place in classrooms as a way to teach problem-solving and creativity.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

Will tech solve teacher shortages?

Proponents say blended learning classrooms can scale the work of effective teachers and save money.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

New book examines what followed Zuckerberg's $100M Newark ed donation

In a review of Dale Russakoff’s 'The Prize,' Jonathan Knee explores the conflict between reality and good intentions in school improvement efforts.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

Successful enterprise risk management policies share ownership institutionwide

Colleges and universities can best address risk by creating institutionwide committees, planning broadly, staying flexible, and incorporating financial planning.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

Judge approves Corinthian liquidation plan with $4.3M for student fund

While students initially advocated for a halt to debt collection, the fund will provide money to help them make their case for loan discharges that could total in the billions.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

'Reluctant retirees' cause problems in changing higher ed environments

Fully 49% of tenured faculty members 50 or older say they would like to and expect to work past 67, in many cases because they haven’t considered anything else.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

Colleges create IT collaboration plan for savings on all sides

Lasell College has created a shared IT infrastructure to cover its 1,900 students, along with a continuing care retirement center and another small college.

Aug. 28, 2015 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)