Duncan, Pearson, and collaborative models: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive brought readers a reflective conversation with former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Covering topics ranging from ESSA and Common Core to his greatest regrets and his thoughts on the state of Chicago Public Schools, Duncan had plenty to say about his time as the top ed chief of both the nation at large and the Windy City.
What makes a great tech rollout? We spotlighted the successes and challenges of programs in three North Carolina districts in search of what worked particularly well in each.
Meanwhile in higher ed, Pearson grabbed headlines with news that it would restructure, attributing the move to falling higher ed enrollments and planning to cut some 4,000 jobs — a whopping 10% of its workforce. And in a feature that strikes a little closer to campus, we examined the student-centered collaborative classroom model catching on at some institutions.
Be sure to check out our look at five states making progress with corequisite remediation and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Pearson restructuring, attributed in part to falling enrollments, will cut 4,000 jobs: The London-based education publishing powerhouse announced a multimillion dollar plan that would cut employees and create savings to shore up profits.
- Collaborative classrooms mark wave of the future in higher ed: Student-centered models turn instructors into guides as students investigate for themselves
- A tale of three tech rollouts: Challenge and success in North Carolina: These districts' device deployments offer takeaways for administrators nationwide.
- Arne Duncan talks legacy: 'Are we willing to hold ourselves accountable or not?': In a conversation with Education Dive, the former education secretary opened up on ESSA, Common Core, his regrets, and the state of Chicago's schools.
- Five states see striking progress with corequisite remediation model: Complete College America's latest report spotlights work being done in Tennessee, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, and Colorado, providing a blueprint to create similar programs.
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