College prep, lesson plans, and MOOCs: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at the problems presented by growing levels of student loan debt, as well as the approaches 4 states are taking to create college-ready students. Later in the week, we caught up with the editors of Invasion of the MOOCS, an essay anthology examining the meteoric rise in prominence of online learning's most disruptive — in their words — fad. News also broke that Princeton is facing a lawsuit over discrimination and emotional distress from a student who attempted to commit suicide in 2012.
Be sure to check out our feature on 5 online lesson plan resources and more in this week's most read Education Dive posts!
- 4 states trying different avenues to post-secondary education: Several states have been in the news recently for their progress or proposals for educating their future workforces.
- Colleges with highest graduate debt highlight growing problem: For many schools, the amount of students borrowing — and at increasing amounts — dwarfs the number graduating within four years.
- Upgrade your lesson plans with these 5 online resources: Thousands of proven lesson plans and best practices online can save teachers from having to reinvent the wheel.
- Student who attempted suicide sues Princeton: A Princeton sophomore accuses school officials of discriminating against him on the basis of his bipolar disorder.
- Invasion of the MOOCs: Is higher ed's most disruptive force simply a fad?: The editors of a new essay anthology say the online learning craze may have more akin to '60s mop-top acts than War of the Worlds.
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