Bill Gates, Pearson, and edX: The week's most read education news
Education Dive was on hand at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' Teaching & Learning Conference in Washington, D.C., last Friday, and we brought back all of the details on Bill Gates going to bat for the Common Core. Meanwhile, in Dubai, edX announced plans to expand its MOOCs to a K-12 audience. Later in the week, Pearson laid off 68 employees in its U.S. higher education business, and an advertisement featuring faculty raised ethics concerns at the U. of Illinois.
Be sure to check out our feature on 10 mobile apps making campuses safer and more in this week's most read Education Dive posts!
- 5 Common Core facts Bill Gates says must be made clear: Gates defended the new standards at a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards conference Friday, addressing the sometimes controversial conversation surrounding them.
- Pearson lays off 68 in US higher ed business: The education publishing giant's shift to digital has seen thousands leave the company in the past year.
- edX announces partnership to bring MOOCs to K-12 students: The MOOC provider used the Global Education & Sklls Forum in Dubai as a podium to announce a rollout that will begin in 2014.
- 10 mobile apps making campuses safer: A growing number of mobile apps are being developed to appeal to both students and campus police.
- Ad raises ethics concerns at U. of Illinois : The controversial magazine ad featured university employees endorsing a robotic surgery company.
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