Chromebooks and for-profit colleges: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at the Q3 results of for-profit education companies, and while they still weren't pretty, the new Republican majority in Congress could see the regulatory tides change. Meanwhile, shuttering for-profit Corinthian Colleges has found a potential buyer for 56 of its WyoTech and Everest campuses. The week also saw San Jose State University lose a foundation board member and a vice president due to racial remarks made in a February meeting. In K-12 news, New York City's education department officially approved Chromebooks for use in all of the city's public schools.
Speaking of Samsung and Acer's Google-powered laptops, be sure to check out our feature on 10 ways Chromebooks are enhancing classrooms along with the rest of this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 10 Chromebook uses: How Google-powered laptops are enhancing classrooms: Chromebooks have taken the No. 1 spot among tablets and laptops in the K-12 sector, so what exactly can your district do with these popular computers once they're in your classrooms?
- 56 Corinthian campuses to go nonprofit in acquisition: The nonprofit ECMC Group plans to acquire 56 of the shuttering for-profit college provider's campuses.
- Q3 still not pretty for for-profits, but elections could see tides change: With Republican majorities in Congress, struggling for-profits are likely to face less federal regulatory pressure.
- NYC Department of Ed adopts Chromebooks for all schools: The deal will put the Chrome-powered laptops and Google's Apps for Education in the hands of more than a million students in 1,800 schools.
- San Jose State loses donor, VP in controversy over racial remarks: Student protests followed last week's revelation that the donor had reportedly made inappropriate remarks about Latino students during a February foundation meeting.
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