Bootcamps, ESSA, and personalization: The week's most-read education news
This week saw a key vote in the House of Republicans to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The House was seen as the legislation's last hurdle, as it's expected to be passed by the Senate and signed by President Barack Obama, replacing the much-maligned Bush-era No Child Left Behind. Also in K-12, Education Dive took a look at efforts to measure the efficacy of personalized learning initiatives.
And in higher ed news, Education Dive took a look at efforts to create a coding bootcamp credential that provides additional soft skills, effectively replacing a four-year computer science degree. Meanwhile, a generalized version of a University of Washington course developed to help freshmen adjust to college life was made available for students and parents via Coursera.
Be sure to check out our feature on cautionary tales in booking campus performers and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Can a coding bootcamp replace a four-year degree?: Providers like Bloc are aiming to provide additional skills typically found in traditional four-year computer science degrees.
- NCLB no more: House passes Every Student Succeeds Act: The House of Representatives was seen as the last real hurdle in passing the rewrite of No Child Left Behind.
- New measurements promote efficacy of personalized learning : PLPs are gaining the interest of parties ranging from the Gates Foundation to Facebook.
- 3 cautionary tales in booking performers for campus events: Colleges and universities are duped by shady promoters more often than you might think.
- New Coursera course offers guide for freshmen, parents: Developed at the University of Washington, 'U101: Understanding College and College Life' builds on a course now required during orientation.
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