Coding requirements and Clinton for-profit ties: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive reported on Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill's remarks at the Education Writers Association National Seminar on how her institution reallocated funding to support low-income students and its core educational missions.
Meanwhile, the number of states requiring students to take a computer science course for high school graduation has more than doubled since 2013 to 25. It was also another big week for for-profit higher ed, with former president Bill Clinton ending his five-year term as Laureate International Universities' honorary chancellor — a move that allegedly has nothing to do with his wife, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, ramping up scrutiny of the sector — and the abrupt closure of Corinthian Colleges final 28 campuses.
Be sure to check out our feature looking at three schools that focus on creativity over standardization and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 25 states now require computer science for high school graduation: Some districts are beginning to teach coding as early as kindergarten.
- Bill Clinton ends role with for-profit college chain: The former president said the exit was not because of his wife’s presidential campaign, but it follows Hillary’s heightened criticism of the sector.
- Vassar president: Institutions must reallocate for core educational missions: Catharine Bond Hill says funding spent to attract high-income students exacerbates inaccessibility and monetary issues.
- These 3 schools focus on creativity over standardization: Like the Boston Arts Academy spotlighted in Sir Ken Robinson's latest book, these schools aren't afraid to color outside of the lines.
- Final 28 Corinthian Colleges to close: The closure of the for-profit education chain's remaining campuses follows $30 million in fines from the U.S. Department of Education.
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