Autism in college, ProctorU, and gainful employment: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive recognized Autism Awareness Month with a look at how colleges and universities are assisting students on the autism spectrum. Additionally, we spoke with ProctorU CEO Don Kassner for more info on his company's new multi-factor identity verification product and how he sees online learning coming back into the classroom.
In other news, the federal government could have new gainful employment standards in place within three months if lawsuits from for-profit education providers don't derail the regulations first, and Sir Ken Robinson has a new book out detailing his long-standing assertion that standardization is killing creativity in America's public schools.
Be sure to check out our feature on how community college may be the next frontier in expanding K-12 and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Autism in college: How are institutions helping students succeed?: Students on the spectrum might not sign up for campus services on their own, so identifying them early on is critical to prevent them from falling through the cracks.
- Gainful employment rule to take effect in 3 months: The federal government is primed to implement new regulations for vocational programs and for-profit colleges.
- ProctorU CEO: Online learning is coming back to campus: Co-founder and CEO Don Kassner says institutions are increasingly interested in ProctorU's ID verification services for their on-campus courses as well as those offered online.
- Is free community college the next frontier of K-12 expansion?: During a panel at the Education Writers Association National Seminar, Undersecretary Ted Mitchell said President Obama's proposal could 'bookend' a broader public education alongside universal pre-K
- Sir Ken Robinson: Standardization alienates teachers and students : The man behind the most-viewed TED Talk says a standards-based culture makes it harder for educators to engage and inspire students.
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