The world's richest billionaires are influencing education in a number of ways, and Education Dive took a closer look at this year's Forbes list to get a better idea of who's doing what in the space among the top 10. This week also saw the release of a study revealing that, if current trends persist, some states may fully abandon support for higher ed within decades. News Corp's Amplify also unveiled a new digital curriculum for middle school students, and for-profit giant Apollo Education announced the launch of Balloon, a job-based course catalog that recommends MOOCs for required skills.
Be sure to check out our look at 6 university presidents to watch in 2014 and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- How the world's 10 richest billionaires are shaping education: Through their funding and influence, these 10 people have (sometimes controversially) made an impact in the education space.
- 6 university presidents to watch in 2014: These leaders are championing bold agendas, setting the standard for outreach, or overcoming obstacles threatening their schools.
- States may fully abandon higher ed support within decades: Projections say some states are on track to cut off funding entirely.
- Amplify releases digital curriculum for middle school: Schools and companies are betting big on electronic content.
- Apollo Education launches course catalog tied to jobs: Learners can see a position's required skills and then find the courses that teach them.
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