Blackboard and the Pay My Tuition Challenge: The week's most read education news
On Monday, Blackboard heeded the call of students who over the weekend created what may be education's "ice bucket challenge" on Twitter. Those students, who tweeted at everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to President Barack Obama using the hashtag "#paymytuitionchallenge," now have the opportunity to earn scholarships from the learning management system provider. Meanwhile, the Ivy League schools found a ranking they couldn't quite measure up to in The Active Times' 50 Fittest Colleges, and California community colleges were granted permission to offer four-year degrees. Additionally, we took a closer look at a Form 8-K detailing Corinthian Colleges' laundry list of federal and legal scrutiny.
Be sure to check out our feature on three education myths that have been busted and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Blackboard answers higher ed's 'ice bucket challenge' with scholarship contest: The #paymytuitionchallenge took off on Twitter late last week, and Blackboard answered the call Monday afternoon.
- California community colleges to offer 4-year degrees: A total of 15 community colleges will offer bachelor's degrees if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill.
- One list Harvard doesn't make: 50 Fittest Colleges: The Active Times' list is perhaps the only in higher ed without an Ivy in the top 20.
- Corinthian's laundry list of scrutiny detailed: The Form 8-K listing the extent of the shuttering for-profit's legal woes is quite a read.
- 3 education myths busted: Spoiler alert: There's no such thing as 'math people.'
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